Music Major & Minor

Gold Medal Concert 2019
The “Gold Medal” Concerto concert 2019. The Truman State University Symphony Orchestra featuring Adam Barker (sophomore), violin.

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Studying Music at Truman
As a music major at Truman, you study privately with renowned artists and teachers and have the opportunity to perform in nationally recognized ensembles.  Our program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

With approximately 130 music majors, the Music Department is a lively community of learners — large enough to offer a wide variety of music classes, ensembles, facilities, activities, and scholarships, yet small enough to give you the individual attention you need to succeed.

Our Majors
Whatever your interest, there’s a place for you here. Choose one of four distinct paths:

  • The Bachelor of Music, with an emphasis in Performance or Composition, is the professional degree requiring a high level of proficiency, with 65 percent of the program devoted to music courses.
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Music, General is a well-rounded degree that includes substantial training on an instrument or as a singer while including broad academic preparation.
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Pre-Certification prepares you for a fifth-year Master of Arts in Education professional teaching degree with two options for emphasis—instrumental or vocal.
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Liberal Arts Concentration gives you the background you need for careers in music scholarship and library science.

Music Minors
Or supplement your studies with a Music Minor, Musical Theatre Minor, or Jazz Studies Minor. We also offer a graduate Master of Arts in Music — and if you want to teach, consider our Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program.

Dedicated professors will guide, mentor, and challenge you while encouraging you to pursue everything that intrigues you. In addition to private lessons in voice, instrumental, and composition, you can audition to play and sing in as many ensembles as your schedule permits.

Check out our Music Student Handbook for more in-depth information.

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Dr. Hyejin Cho signs contract with Orpheus Classical RecordsDr. Hyejin Cho signs contract with Orpheus Classical Records

September 25, 2020

Dr. Hyejin Cho signed a contract for the Orpheus Classical label to record piano works of Robert Schumann. The album will be available in all the online platforms of digital distribution including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Rhapsody in May 2021. Also Dr. Cho is having an active performing schedule as a performing artist in […]

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 […]

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Concert Percussion Ensemble I Fall Concert
November 2 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Jazz Combos and Big Bands
November 11 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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