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.
Truman’s tuba and euphonium professor, Steven Seward, performed the national anthem as part of the Kansas City Symphony in Game 6 of the World Series. Seward has been the principal tuba with the Kansas City Symphony since 1982 and has been on the faculty at Truman since 1983. You can spot him right in front […] Read More →
The 16th edition of the Department of Music’s festival of contemporary music will be held of the Truman Campus October 24th and 25th. This year’s Festival features six concerts on the beautiful Truman State University campus in Kirksville, Missouri. We are pleased to announce that our guest composer for this year’s festival is Amy X […] Read More →