Strong Programs and Faculty
Truman State University has achieved recognition as one of the nation’s most notable public universities. Our student body is a selective one, helping to ensure a quality learning environment.
Choose from a wide range of music graduate study options. Our flexible degree programs are designed to meet your individual needs. Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, and scholars.
A Wide Variety of Opportunities for Graduate Studies in Music
At Truman, you are treated as an individual, and personal quality time with our professors is assured. Our outstanding vocal and instrumental ensembles are available on a regular basis to graduate conducting students, and opportunities to perform abound. Graduate composers will find musicians are readily available to perform their works.
Degree Options for Master of Arts in Music
We offer the Master of Arts degree in:
- Conducting: Vocal Emphasis
- Conducting: Instrumental Emphasis
- Instrumental Performance (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings)
- Music History/Research
- Piano Performance
- Vocal Performance
Learn more about the requirements for the Music Master of Arts program in the Truman Catalog.
For more information about our Master of Arts in Music program, contact Victor Marquez-Barrios.
More information on Instrumental Conducting can be found on the Truman Bands website.
This school is truly a special place, and I know that I have made the correct decision. I hold a GTRA position at Truman that allows me to teach undergraduate classes and my eventual goal after school is to teach music classes at a university full time. I am involved in all types of music ensembles and groups. I also teach horseback riding lessons! I love all aspects of teaching, especially when it comes to music…
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 […]
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 […]