Pursue Your Passion for Trumpet
If your passion is playing the trumpet, Truman offers you a wealth of performance experiences - including two wind symphonies, a concert band, marching band, symphony orchestra, three large jazz ensembles, brass choir, brass quintets, and jazz combos. Participation in these ensembles is based on audition and open to both music majors and non-majors.
You can also join the Truman Trumpet Ensemble - a premiere performing group that has appeared twice on the International Trumpet Guild Conference and at the Florida Trumpet Festival at Florida State University. Director Greg Jones served as director of the trumpet ensembles at the Eastman School of Music and the University of North Texas prior to coming to Truman. The group premieres new works by contemporary composers and allows trumpet students to play individualized parts in a variety of styles.
A Lively Community of Learners
Trumpet Ensemble rehearsals grow out of the weekly trumpet solo class that also includes seminars on performance anxiety, trumpet techniques, musical expression, and lots of chances to play for each other.
Each year, trumpet students work with guest artists who are leaders in the music profession, both in classical and jazz performance. These guests perform with Truman students, offering masterclasses and many opportunities for discussion and sharing of musical ideas. Past guest trumpet artists have included:
For more information on the trumpet studio at Truman State University, contact Dr. Gregory Jones.
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