Pursue Your Passion
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 complement 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.
April 30, 2018
Internationally renowned steel pan artist Victor Provost will perform with Truman Steel at 8 p.m. May 4 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the steel pan. He has developed a reputation as a “dazzling” soloist with a strong […]
April 16, 2018
Two Truman clarinet students have been selected to participate in programs overseas this summer. Anna Graves, a sophomore music performance major, will teach clarinet in Tanzania with the Clarinets for Conservation. Providing an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability through music education, the Daraja Music Initiative (DMI) promotes awareness of conserving Mpingo, commonly referred to as African […]