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.
19 September 2016 | 2:13 pm
Truman musicians will perform newly composed works by Truman composers. This hour-long concert will include music for a variety of groups: chamber choir, solo instruments, electronic music.
6 September 2016 | 4:45 pm
A lecture-recital recreating a concert performed on Truman’s campus in 1926 will be presented by Dr. Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, assisted by Dr. Jesse Krebs, associate professor of music, and Dr. Michael Bunchman, collaborative pianist and coordinator. The program will include period film clips, photographs, recordings and live musical performances. Close ties between […]