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.
Mirari Brass Quintet will be on campus Feb. 25 to host a master class and perform a concert. The master class, which is open to observers, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish 2340 and feature three student groups. At 8 p.m. the quintet will perform a concert in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Engaging […]
On Saturday, February 14, high school students from all over the state of Missouri and Iowa participated in the 17th annual Truman State University Honor Band in Kirksville, Missouri. This year’s festival had an astonishing 90 students participating, and many had the opportunity to audition for music scholarships at Truman. The band was under the […]