Jazz Program

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If you like to swing, there are many opportunities for you at Truman. You can perform in one of the large Jazz Ensembles or small Jazz Combos, pursue the Jazz Minor, and take classes in Jazz Improvisation, Arranging, Pedagogy, and History.

The annual JazzFest brings opportunities to perform and learn from world-famous musicians – recent guest artists have included:

  • Clark Terry
  • Slide Hampton
  • Jon Faddis
  • Bill Watrous
  • Randy Brecker
  • John Abercrombie
  • Matt Wilson
  • Ben Allison
  • Ingred Jensen
  • Ethan Iverson

Preparing for Lives That Matter

We’re proud of our jazz alumni who are currently working as professional jazz performers and educators:

  • Jo Ann Daugherty (Chicago, IL)
  • Bill McKemy (Kansas City, MO)
  • Ken Kehner (Jefferson City, MO)
  • Bob Long (St. Joseph, MO)
  • Mike Metheny (Kansas City, MO)
  • Dave Kobberdahl (Des Moines, IA)
  • Wayne Page (Des Moines, IA)

If you have any questions about the Jazz Program at Truman, contact Professor Tim AuBuchon.

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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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