Jazz Program

Music Major & Minor

If you like to swing, there are many opportunities for you at Truman!

A Lively Community of Learners

You can perform in one of the large Jazz Ensembles or small Jazz Combos, pursue the Jazz Minor, and take classes in Jazz Improvisation, Arranging, Pedagogy, and History.

The annual JazzFest brings opportunities to perform and learn from world-famous musicians – recent guest artists have included:

  • Clark Terry
  • Slide Hamptonjazz ensemble
  • Jon Faddis
  • Bill Watrous
  • Randy Brecker
  • John Abercrombie
  • Matt Wilson
  • Ben Allison
  • Ingred Jensen
  • Ethan Iverson

Preparing for Lives That Matter

We’re proud of our jazz alumni who are currently working as professional jazz performers and educators:

  • Jo Ann Daugherty (Chicago, IL)
  • Bill McKemy (Kansas City, MO)
  • Ken Kehner (Jefferson City, MO)
  • Bob Long (St. Joseph, MO)
  • Mike Metheny (Kansas City, MO)
  • Dave Kobberdahl (Des Moines, IA)
  • Wayne Page (Des Moines, IA)

If you have any questions about the jazz program at Truman, contact Professor Tim AuBuchon.

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Saxophone Faculty Recital

February 19, 2018

A faculty recital featuring Dr. Xin Gao, saxophone, and Dr. Bhunghee Yoo, piano, will occur at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will include “Largo” by George Frideric Handel, “Sonata en C#” by Fernande Decruck, “Chinese Ancient Dances” by Chen Yo, “Ku […]

Music Student Wins St. Louis Competition

February 19, 2018

Congratulations to Truman flute performance major Donald Rabin on being selected as the first place winner of the 2018 St. Louis Chapter Competition for the National Society of Arts and Letters. It is an organization that assists promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance, master classes, mentoring, and providing career opportunities. There are several chapters across […]

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