Truman's Percussion Program offers an outstanding environment for your professional development in performance, literature, and pedagogy. Among a very comprehensive inventory of percussion instruments and equipment, the practice studios and ensemble rehearsal spaces house approximately eight marimbas, three xylophones, three vibraphones, three sets of timpani, one electronic and three acoustic drum kits, as well as a full compliment of new Latin, Afro-Cuban, and African hand drumming instruments.
A Lively Community of Learners
Undergraduate and graduate studies in percussion are equally comprehensive, and include applied study and experience in solo and ensemble performance, as well as academic research in percussion pedagogy, history, and literature. You might join the Percussion Ensemble, Truman Percussion Society, and even march in the Indoor Marching Percussion or the Drumline of the Statesmen Marching Band. And a steady stream of renowned guest artists brings a world of expertise right to your doorstep.
For more information about the percussion studio at Truman, contact Dr. Michael Bump.
Megan Arns recently jointed the School of Music faculty at the University of Missouri in August 2014 as Assistant Teaching Professor of Percussion. Megan is a candidate for a D.M.A. in Percussion Performance & Literature and a M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music and was awarded performance degrees from Florida State University […] Read More →
Undergraduate percussion students Nicole Ulmer and Andrew Brogan, and incoming freshman, Jensynn Casper, are out on the road this summer. Nicole is in the front ensemble with Phantom Regiment, Andrew on tenors with the Scouts (Madison), and Jensynn in the front ensemble with the Troopers. Best wishes to each! Dr. Michael Bump was recently named […] Read More →