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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Moving on…

April 22, 2020

Congratulations to our students who are moving on to graduate school! Hannah Gallamore has been accepted into the PhD/Artist Certificate degree program at the University of Miami (FL) for this Fall.  She has also been awarded a teaching assistantship. Christian Kuhluman, has been accepted into the MM Performance degree program at Colorado State University.  He […]

Hannah Gallamore receives Grand PrizeHannah Gallamore receives Grand Prize

March 16, 2020

Graduate percussion student, Hannah Gallamore, received the Grand Prize at the 13th Annual Missouri Percussive Arts Marimba Competition, collegiate division.  The competition took place Fri-Sat., March 6-7th at the Cowan Civic Center, Lebanon, Missouri.  Guest Adjudicator for the event was internationally-renowned marimba artist, Svet Stoyanov.  Hannah competed against students from throughout the Midwest, hailing from […]

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