Jazz Program

Music Major & Minor

If you like to swing, there are many opportunities for you at Truman!

A Lively Community of Learners

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 Hamptonjazz ensemble
  • 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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Wind Symphony to Perform “Wine-Dark Sea”Wind Symphony to Perform “Wine-Dark Sea”

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 […]

Woodwind Students Receive Awards at MMTA CompetitionsWoodwind Students Receive Awards at MMTA Competitions

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 […]

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Visiting Guest Recital: Ava Pacheco & Rachel AuBuchon
February 1 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
University Orchestra Concert
February 2 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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