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.
Congratulations to the three students who were chosen as this year’s winners of the Truman Gold Medal Concerto Competition: Sarite Brown, violin; Cady Thomas, soprano; and Eian Zellner, trumpet. These students will now have the opportunity to perform their concertos with the Truman Symphony Orchestra on a concert this spring. They were selected from a […]
Congratulations to the Truman music majors who recently competed at the 2014 Missouri Music Teachers Association College Woodwinds Competition on November 6th in Columbia, MO: Meranda Dooley, clarinet; Joelle Beusterien, clarinet; Taeyeong Jung, clarinet; Joel Gordon, saxophone; and Chelsea Zellner, flute. Taeyeong Jung received Honorable Mention, Joel Gordon received first place in the Upper Division, […]