Guest Composers

Our composition studio regularly brings guest composers to campus.  The group is also active in our annual New Horizons Music Festival, which involves a composer-in-residence.

Here are some of the composers who have visited Truman to share their craft and mentor students:

2015-2016

  • Kala Pierson

2014-2015

  • Amy X Neuburg

2013-2014

  • Paul Chihara

2011-2012

  • Bruno Louchouarn
  • Brendan Loula
  • Christopher Biggs
  • Menachim Weisenberg
  • Stacey Barelo
  • Nolan Stolz
  • Eric Mandat
  • Janis Mercer
  • Steven Snowden

2009-2010

  • Vivian Fung
  • John Mayrose
  • Randy Haldeman
  • Cary Boyce

2007-2008

  • Neil Anderson-Himmelspach
  • Mark Zantner
  • McLean Mix
  • Mark Koval
  • Nebojsa Zivkovic

2005-2006

  • Paul Hayden
  • Mark Wooldridge
  • Eric Ewazen
  • Derek Kelleer
  • Mark Scearce

2003-2004

  • Charles Argersinger
  • Menachim Weisenberg
  • Robert Convery
  • Robert Constable
  • Robert Constable
  • Paul Richards

2001-2002

  • Paul Richards
  • Sharon Moe Miranda
  • Jared Spears
  • Leonard Mark Lewis

1999-2000

  • Walter Halen
  • Tayloe Harding
  • Katherine Murdock
  • Charles Smith
  • Thomas Wegren
  • Mark Spraggins

1989-1998

  • Ronald Shroyer
  • Mary Lynn Lightfoot
  • David Aaberg
  • Samuel Adler
  • Frank Mantooth
  • Bruce Benward
  • James Hearon
  • Christopher Frye
  • Libby Larsen
  • Jeffrey Hoover
  • Joseph Turin and Philip Smith
  • Charles Rochester Young

Theory & Composition

Music Major & Minor

Bethany

I found it very relaxing to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city and get the chance to enjoy all of the aspects of a smaller town. This town is a wonderful place to enhance your college experience.

Bethany Williams ('13), Communication Major