Meet The Students
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Michaela Anderson is a sophomore nursing major and music minor from Park Hill high school in Kansas City, Missouri, where she was in the All-State Band for two years and received superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble Contest. At Truman, she stays busy performing in the Wind Symphony, Clarinet Choir, and Statesmen Marching Band.
Alex Angle is a senior music education major from St. Louis, Missouri, where she played in the St. Louis All-Suburban Band for three years and received superior ratings at District and State Contest. She currently performs with the Truman Wind Symphony and Statesmen Marching Band, and her hobbies include photography, learning Spanish, and traveling.
Joelle Beusterien is a third year music education major from Greenwood, Missouri, where she was a three time member of the All-State Band, four time member of the All-District Band, and five year member of the Kansas City Youth Symphony. She also was selected for the All-District Choir and received superior ratings for all four years at the state solo competition. Last summer she worked at the Blue Lake Music Camp in Michigan as a staff member. Recently she was awarded an Undergraduate Research Grant to attend the National Kodaly Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When not playing clarinet, she enjoys walking and singing.
Brianna Broach is from Kirksville, Missouri, where she performed in the All-District Band, received superior ratings at State solo/ensemble competitions, and was drum major of her high school band. She is a sophomore music education major who enjoys singing when not playing the clarinet.
Alicia Campbell comes from Boonville, Missouri, where she served as section leader for her band, received superior ratings at Districts and State solo/ensemble, and made the All-State Band twice. She is a senior, who is currently playing bass clarinet in the Wind Symphony and Clarinet Choir. She enjoys music, tennis, and watching the "Big Bang Theory."
Tim Clasby is a third year music education major from Jackson, Missouri. He was selected as an alternate for the All-State Band, was named to the All-State Honorable Mention Band, and sang in the All-State Choir. He was also the drum major of his high school marching band and enjoys cooking, listening to music, and awkwardly dancing.
Christina Daud recently transferred from Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee and will be a junior music education major. Originally from Union, Missouri, she played in the All-State Band, All-District Band, and with the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2013 Rose Bowl Parade. She was also the drum major of her high school band, and received superior ratings at the State solo/ensemble competitions.
Meranda Dooley comes from Liberty, Missouri, where she performed in the All-State Band for two years, the All-District Band for four years, and received the Sousa and Johnson Awards. She was also selected to perform Weber's Concertino as a soloist with the Northland Symphony Orchestra. She is a second year music performance/education double major.
Thomas Goodman is from St. Peters, Missouri. He played bass clarinet in the All-State Band, received the Director's Award, and a superior rating a solo/ensemble contest. He is a senior music education major who enjoys computer programming, video games, and listening to a variety of music.
Cory Hogan comes from Jackson, Missouri, where he was a three time member of the All-State Band, six time member of the All-District Band, and an alternate for the All-State Choir. He is a junior music education major who enjoys playing video games, cooking, eating, watching tennis, and doing impersonations.
Maddie Holtzman is from St. Louis, Missouri, where she participated in the St. Louis Youth Orchestra. She also performed in pit orchestras for shows like A New Brain, and she regularly teaches private clarinet students. She recently graduated with a B.A. in Music and is now pursuing the Master of Arts in Education degree at Truman. Her hobbies include musical theatre and baking cupcakes.
Taeyeong Jung is from Seoul, Korea but attended high school in St. Louis, where he was a member of the All-State Band, the Honor Band of America, and received superior ratings at the state solo competition for two years. He recently received Honorable Mention at both the 2014 and 2015 Missouri Music Teachers Association College Woodwind Competitions. He is a third year clarinet performance major who enjoys playing mallet percussion, baritone, and listening to music.
Charlyn Ortmann is a senior clarinet performance major who was the head drum major at North County High School in Bonne Terre, MO. She received the Gilmore Award and was selected for All-District Band three years in a row. When not playing the clarinet, she enjoys playing soccer, studying math, hanging out with friends, and watching the "Big Bang Theory."
Morgan Ramsey is from Lee's Summit, MO, where she was selected for the All-State Honorable Mention Band and All-District Band. She also received superior ratings at District and State Solo/Ensemble Competitions. She is currently a senior Spanish major and music minor who enjoys drawing, studying languages and traveling.
Abby Sherman is a third year music education major from Fenton, Missouri, where she was in the All-State Band, the All-District Band, and received a superior rating at the state solo competition. She enjoys playing volleyball and softball, and fishing.
Tiffany Tubbs comes from Valley Park, Missouri, where she was a member of the All-State Band and received a superior rating at the state solo/ensemble contest. She is a senior math major (pre-secondary education) and music minor who enjoys playing the clarinet and reading.
Andrew Wolf is a sophomore music education major from St. Joseph, Missouri, where he was the drum major of his high school band, and for four years performed in the All-District Band and at the State solo/ensemble competition.
"I like the small class sizes and how each professor generally teaches a small number of classes. Because of this, all my professors know my name and how I perform in the class. It helps to hold me responsible and gives me extra motivation to do my best."
– Jazmyn B., Music Major