Pursue your passion
Truman offers oboists and bassoonists many opportunities for musical performance, including two wind symphonies, concert band and symphony orchestra. If you play a secondary instrument, you can also join the marching band.
You can perform various types of chamber music as well, such as woodwind quintets, oboe trios and bassoon quartets. Small ensembles and soloists perform in the double reed recitals held each semester and can audition for the annual Gold Medal concerto competition.
You'll also learn to make and adjust oboe and bassoon reeds in our weekly reed classes - mandatory for music majors, but minors and non-majors are welcome to come and improve their reed making skills as well.
A Lively Community of Learners
Each year, we invite guest teachers and performers to Truman. Recent guests include:
Graduates of the double reed studio at Truman have been accepted to master of music programs at schools such as Indiana University and Florida State University; perform in service bands; and teach at successful middle and high school band programs.
Mirari Brass Quintet will be on campus Feb. 25 to host a master class and perform a concert. The master class, which is open to observers, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish 2340 and feature three student groups. At 8 p.m. the quintet will perform a concert in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Engaging […]
On Saturday, February 14, high school students from all over the state of Missouri and Iowa participated in the 17th annual Truman State University Honor Band in Kirksville, Missouri. This year’s festival had an astonishing 90 students participating, and many had the opportunity to audition for music scholarships at Truman. The band was under the […]