Music Department

Music Facilities

Truman offers a variety of learning spaces to facilitate the needs of music students. Most of the spaces are located in the Ophelia Parrish/Fine Arts Center, which is home to the Music Department and the School of Arts and Letters.

Ophelia Parrish/Fine Arts Center

Performance Hall

performancebalcEach year, more than 230 performances are held in this 500-seat performance hall in the Ophelia Parrish/Fine Arts Center, including student and faculty recitals, ensemble performances, annual opera performances, and visiting artists’ concerts and recitals. Annual events, such as the  Gold Medal Competition, New Horizons Music Festival, Composer’s Symposium, and American Musicale, also take place in the performance hall. It also boasts an integrated digital video recording system to capture performances and live-stream concerts.


Music Computing Lab

SONY DSCThe Music Computing Lab in the Ophelia Parrish/Fine Arts Center is equipped with thirteen networked Mac workstations, each with a suite of music creation and education software with recording and printing capabilities, connected to a MIDI controller.  This lab is used primarily by music students taking courses in theory, composition, arranging, vocal diction, applied music (for SmartMusic), and band pedagogy.  Students interested in working as staff in the lab for scholarship, work-study, or GSE hours can contact Dr. Charles Gran (


Electronic Music Studio

SONY DSCAvailable for more advanced technological applications in composition, arranging, recording, and production, the Electronic Music Studio in Ophelia Parrish contains Mac Pro and iMac work stations equipped with a Mackie MCU Pro mixing interface and Korg Triton synthesizers.  Some of the installed software includes Logic, Digital Performer, Sound Studio, Sibelius, and Finale. It is also the home of the Electronic Music Working Group.


Keyboard Skills Lab

kbskills1The Keyboard Skills Lab in Ophelia Parrish contains 16 Yamaha Clavinovas plus the teacher’s instructional unit. This integrated system provides for individual, small group, and large group interaction and is MIDI compatible. Also housed in the room is a 1926 Steinway Grand Piano (Model M) that was completed restored. It is available for individual practice as well as for chamber music rehearsals and master class performances.


Instrumental and Choir Rehearsal Rooms

Ophelia Parrish also has dedicated choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms with built-in digital audio and video capabilities.

Practice Rooms

  • Piano
  • SmartMusic
  • Jazz Combo
  • Percussion
  • Standard

Baldwin Hall

Baldwin Auditorium and Practice Rooms

Additional practice rooms and a large auditorium are located in Baldwin Hall.Baldwin Auditorium

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