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 Major, Bachelor of Music with Emphasis Groups
This professional degree requires a high level of proficiency in music. Emphasis groups include Performance and Composition.
- Music Major, Bachelor of Arts (General)
This well-rounded degree includes substantial training on an instrument or as a singer.
- Music Major, Bachelor of Arts (Pre-Certification)
This path trains future music teachers and prepares you for a fifth-year Master of Arts in Education professional teaching degree.
- Music Major, Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts)
Want the flexibility to pursue more than one major? This option is popular for double majors.
- Music Business Major, Bachelor of Science
This degree prepares music business professionals, entrepreneurs, and artists for success in the music industry.
- Music Therapy Major, Bachelor of Science
This degree prepares you for the national board certification exam to obtain the credential Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).
- Music Minor
Enhance your musical knowledge and performance skills.
- Jazz Studies Minor
Learn the fundamentals of jazz and unlock your creative potential.
- Musical Theatre Minor
Build foundational skills and enhance your knowledge in the areas of music, theatre, and dance.
- Musicology Minor
Explore the history and cultural contexts of music.
Professional Learning Environment
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.