Choral & Vocal Program
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.
20 January 2016 | 10:57 pm
Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, will be inducted into the Missouri Music Educators Association Hall of Fame later this month in recognition of his lasting impact on the stature of music education in the state of Missouri and beyond. Trimborn earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education and conducting from the University of […]
11 January 2016 | 6:24 pm
Truman voice majors Monica King, Katie Ewalt and Cady Thomas participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional auditions Nov. 12-14 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. Ewalt advanced to the semi-final round, and Thomas won first place in the Sophomore Women’s Division. King is a student of Dr. Tom Hueber, and […]