Pursue your passion
Truman offers oboists and bassoonists many opportunities for musical performance, including two wind symphonies, concert band and symphony orchestra. If you play a secondary instrument, you can also join the marching band.
You can perform various types of chamber music as well, such as woodwind quintets, oboe trios and bassoon quartets. Small ensembles and soloists perform in the double reed recitals held each semester and can audition for the annual Gold Medal concerto competition.
You’ll also learn to make and adjust oboe and bassoon reeds in our weekly reed classes – mandatory for music majors, but minors and non-majors are welcome to come and improve their reed making skills as well.
A Lively Community of Learners
Each year, we invite guest teachers and performers to Truman. Recent guests include:
- Barbara Orland, St. Louis Symphony
- Benjamin Coelho, University of Iowa
- Andrew Parker, University of Iowa
Graduates of the double reed studio at Truman have been accepted to master of music programs at schools such as Indiana University and Florida State University; perform in service bands; and teach at successful middle and high school band programs.
November 12, 2018
Wind Symphony I will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Baldwin Hall Auditorium. This performance features John Mackey’s symphony, “Wine-Dark Sea,” which depicts Odysseus long and treacherous journey home from war. Wind Symphony I will also perform works by Ron Nelson, Alfred Reed and Morton Gould. The concert is free and open […]
November 5, 2018
Congratulations to the seven Truman woodwind students who recently competed at the Missouri Music Teachers Association Conference that took place in Columbia, MO on November 1-2, 2018. Each performed three contrasting solos, which were evaluated by judges who provided written comments. Senior Donald Rabin (flute) was the only undergraduate to compete in the prestigious national […]