The Choral and Vocal program at Truman is comprehensive with a personal touch. You will have opportunities to sing in smaller, select ensembles like Cantoria and Chamber Choir, or larger ensemble experiences with the University Chorus, with concerts of works like Verdi’s Requiem or Orff’s Carmina Burana.
A Lively Community of Learners
Each year, the Chamber Choir performs a Madrigal Dinner, and once every three years Cantoria offers study abroad experiences to perform around the world. Recent singing excursions included trips to Hungary, Austria, Finland and Estonia.
If you enjoy opera, you might consider auditioning to participate in the annual Truman Opera Theatre, performing productions of operas like Amelia Goes to the Ball, The Impresario, Gallantry, Hansel and Gretel, Gianni Schicchi, The Sorcerer, and Die Fledermaus.
Vocal majors also take classes like diction and vocal pedagogy, and study privately with our esteemed vocal faculty.
Preparing for lives that matter
Truman vocal alumni have gone on to study in some of the most prestigious graduate schools in the country (including the Juilliard School of Music) and sing for productions that include the Metropolitan Opera and the Castleton Festival.
For more information, contact Dr. Mark Jennings.
Congratulations to sophomore clarinetist Joelle Beusterien, who was recently selected to receive a university Grant-In-Aid of Scholarship and Research of $750 to attend the 2015 National Conference for the Organization of American Kodaly Educators in Minneapolis, MN this March. Joelle is a music education major who is specifically interested in teaching elementary music. She will […]
Congratulations to the three students who were chosen as this year’s winners of the Truman Gold Medal Concerto Competition: Sarite Brown, violin; Cady Thomas, soprano; and Eian Zellner, trumpet. These students will now have the opportunity to perform their concertos with the Truman Symphony Orchestra on a concert this spring. They were selected from a […]