Double Reeds Studio

double reeds studio group shotTruman 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 for music majors (minors and other majors are welcome to come and improve their reed-making skills as well).

Kevin Foss makes a reedGuest Performers

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.

To learn more about the double reed program, contact Professor Elaine AuBuchon and check out our Facebook page.

News

See Alumnus Dominic Armstrong in Christmas PerformanceSee Alumnus Dominic Armstrong in Christmas Performance

December 15, 2020

Truman and the Lyceum Committee are pleased to bring performances directly to your home this season. Please join us (virtually) on December 17th at 7:00 p.m. (CST) as alumnus Dominic Armstrong (’02) brings a joyous concert celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday and the holiday season. Dominic will be joined by his wife, soprano Ashley Emerson, as […]

Woodwinds Students Receive Awards at 2020 MMTA CompetitionWoodwinds Students Receive Awards at 2020 MMTA Competition

November 18, 2020

The Missouri Music Teachers Association hosts an annual statewide competition, and this year Truman was well represented with numerous students receiving awards in the Collegiate Woodwind category.  These students worked above and beyond by learning three contrasting solos, paying the extra audition and accompanist fees, and making/uploading their audition videos.  It was an extremely beneficial learning […]

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Truman State Orchestra Concert
October 2 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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