Strings Studio

Music Major & Minor

As a string major or minor, you would work closely with faculty in private instruction, master classes, studio classes and chamber music coaching.

A Lively Community of Learners

Perform in the University Symphony Orchestra, which is comprised of both music majors and non-music majors and performs in concerts like the annual New Music Festival and in collaboration with the University Chorus.  This ensemble has performed numerous times for the Missouri Music Educator Conferences, and toured both nationally and internationally, including recent trips to Italy, France, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Solo and chamber music performance is fostered through student recitals, the President’s String Quartet, and Truman’s prestigious Gold Medal Competition provides an opportunity for students to perform as soloists with the university orchestra.

Truman string students come from throughout the Midwest and include many former members of All-State and major metropolitan area youth orchestras, among which are a former concertmaster and principal viola of both the St. Louis Youth Symphony and Missouri All-State Orchestra, as well as international students from Italy, Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong.

Preparing for Lives That Matter

String alumni are regularly accepted to leading graduate programs and summer festivals and teach in public school string programs throughout the country.

For more information on the String Program at Truman, contact Dr. Sam McClure or Dr. Brian Kubin.

President's String Quartet

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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