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.
4 April 2016 | 5:39 pm
Carlo Aonzo, one of the world’s most-acclaimed classical mandolinists, will perform Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with the Truman chamber orchestra at 4 p.m. April 9 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Aonzo is a principal proponent of the classical mandolin. He graduated with honors from the conservatory in Padua, Italy, where he studied with mandolin legend […]
15 February 2016 | 6:17 pm
This year’s Truman Piano Festival will take place February 19-20, 2016 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, featuring guest artist Lisa Yui. At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, she will perform a solo recital that features Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17, followed by Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor. The following morning at 9:30 a.m., […]