About the Music Department

School of Arts and Letters: Music Department

The Music Department at Truman State University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (since 1948) and offers an outstanding performance and academic background in the field of music, the opportunity to study private applied music with well-known artists/teachers, and the opportunity to participate in instrumental and choral ensembles with national reputations for excellence.

Mission

The Music Department will:

  • attract a promising and diverse group of high achieving musician scholars who will become part of an academically rigorous arts community;
  • provide challenging, comprehensive music instruction that will cultivate a depth of musical scholarship, pedagogy, and creative work within the breadth of a liberal arts context;
  • enhance the culture of the university and surrounding communities;
  • provide graduates with qualifications and experience to succeed professionally or in graduate study;
  • cultivate a nationally recognized community of students, faculty, and alumni.

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Woodwind Students Win Prizes at Competition

April 9, 2019

Two of Truman’s music students recently won prizes in the Instrumental Division of the Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition.  Jichen Zhang (graduate saxophonist) placed first, and Donald Rabin (senior flutist) tied for second place.  The competition was open to instrumental students ages 20 to 30, and the other competitors came from from Indiana University, the […]

Truman Piano FestivalTruman Piano Festival

February 11, 2019

The 36th annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 15-16, 2019 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. This year’s featured guest artist is Dr. Ilia Radoslavov. At 8 p.m. on Feb. 15 he will perform a solo recital that features the three pianos sonatas, Op. 31 by Ludwig van Beethoven. At 9:30 a.m. on […]

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Wind Symphony I Concert
April 26 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Saxophone Recital I
April 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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