Double Reeds Studio
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:
- Barbara Orland, St. Louis Symphony
- Benjamin Coelho, University of Iowa
- Andrew Parker, University of Iowa
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.
14 November 2016 | 4:27 pm
Various student groups will perform in a Jazz Combos Concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Student jazz combos will play standard jazz compositions as well as original compositions created by students, overseen and directed by Prof. Tim AuBuchon. A plethora of styles will be performed, ranging from swing to […]
8 November 2016 | 1:57 am
The University Symphony, led by conductor Sam McClure, will perform a special concert with guest soloists from the University of Costa Rica at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The performance will feature a carefully chosen selection of pieces by Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Max Bruch and Vinicio Meza, as well […]