Clarinet Studio

Truman Clarinet LogoA Wealth of Opportunities

Meet the Students

Truman offers clarinet students a wide range of performing experiences in our instrumental ensembles, which include a clarinet choir, woodwind quintets, clarinet quartets and the annual Gold Medal Concerto Competition.

You’ll attend clarinet studio class once a week, with opportunities to perform solos, orchestral excerpts, etudes, and chamber music at least twice a semester. The class includes presentations on a variety of topics, such as clarinet performers, literature, and the history and development of the clarinet.  We also discuss reed preparation, rehearse clarinet choir music, and hold mock juries.

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A Lively Community of Learners

Recent clarinet student accomplishments include receiving a Fulbright Grant to teach in Spain, attending the Tanglewood, Brevard, and Aspen summer music festivals, winning Truman’s Gold Medal Concerto Competition and Missouri Music Teachers Association Competition, presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, being appointed to Adjunct Clarinet Professorships, and receiving graduate acceptance into some of the most prestigious music programs in the country.

Angela's RecitalEach year, Truman students work with guest clarinetists representing some of the most accomplished performers and teachers in the nation. They perform recitals, offer master classes, and discuss and share of musical ideas. Recent guests include:

  • Raymond Santos, Principal Clarinetist of the Kansas City Symphony
  • Dr. Diane Barger, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Diana Haskell, Associate Principal Clarinetist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Tzuying Huang, Bass Clarinetist of the Kansas City Symphony
  • Dr. Elizabeth Crawford, Professor of Clarinet at Ball State University

To learn more about studying clarinet at Truman, contact Dr. Jesse Krebs.

Clarinet Choir 2011

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Truman is really the land of opportunity. If there is a project or idea that you want to pursue, all you have to do is reach out to students and faculty and the idea can become reality. I was able to collaborate on a variety of ventures from research projects, to starting new organizations, to finding internships, and even planned some travel experiences. Your imagination is the limit here!

Brian J., Class of 2015

Saxophone Faculty Recital

February 19, 2018

A faculty recital featuring Dr. Xin Gao, saxophone, and Dr. Bhunghee Yoo, piano, will occur at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will include “Largo” by George Frideric Handel, “Sonata en C#” by Fernande Decruck, “Chinese Ancient Dances” by Chen Yo, “Ku […]

Music Student Wins St. Louis Competition

February 19, 2018

Congratulations to Truman flute performance major Donald Rabin on being selected as the first place winner of the 2018 St. Louis Chapter Competition for the National Society of Arts and Letters. It is an organization that assists promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance, master classes, mentoring, and providing career opportunities. There are several chapters across […]

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