Students at Truman State University learn music from world-class faculty in outstanding modern facilities. Whether you plan to pursue a music degree and become a professional in the field, or wish to take private lessons and play in an ensemble alongside your non-music studies, there are ample opportunities for performance and musical development with Truman Music.

Music Programs and Studios

Music students can choose from the band, choral, jazz, and orchestra programs as well as several studios for specific instruments. These opportunities allow you to perform with others and specialize your musical training.

  • Music Minor
    Enhance your musical knowledge and performance skills.
  • Musical Theatre Minor
    Build foundational skills and enhance your knowledge in the areas of music, theatre, and dance.

    • music performance
    • composition
    • conducting
    • research

Interested in teaching music?
Truman offers a Master of Arts in Education.

Professional Learning Environment

Presidents String Quartet

Performance Opportunities

Participate in ensembles that include choral, instrumental, and jazz and athletic bands. Many ensembles are open to all majors and backgrounds, and you can pursue what fits your skills and interests.

Professor presenting student with a scholarship award

Scholarships for Musicians

All Truman students — including incoming students — are eligible to audition for Music Service Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded based on ability demonstrated in your music audition.


Get an inside look at the Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Center, home of the Music Department at Truman.
Explore Music Facilities


The Truman State University Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the national standard of accreditation for music programs.