Truman’s Percussion Program offers an outstanding environment for your professional development in performance, literature, and pedagogy. Among a very comprehensive inventory of percussion instruments and equipment, the practice studios and ensemble rehearsal spaces house approximately eight marimbas, three xylophones, three vibraphones, three sets of timpani, one electronic and three acoustic drum kits, as well as a full complement of new Latin, Afro-Cuban, and African hand drumming instruments.
A Lively Community of Learners
Undergraduate and graduate studies in percussion are equally comprehensive and include applied study and experience in solo and ensemble performance, as well as academic research in percussion pedagogy, history, and literature. You have opportunities groups such as the Percussion Ensemble, Truman Percussion Society, and Truman Steel or march in the Indoor Marching Percussion or the Drumline of the Statesmen Marching Band. A steady stream of renowned guest artists brings a world of expertise right to your doorstep.
For more information about the percussion studio at Truman, contact Dr. Michael Bump.
March 16, 2020
Graduate percussion student, Hannah Gallamore, received the Grand Prize at the 13th Annual Missouri Percussive Arts Marimba Competition, collegiate division. The competition took place Fri-Sat., March 6-7th at the Cowan Civic Center, Lebanon, Missouri. Guest Adjudicator for the event was internationally-renowned marimba artist, Svet Stoyanov. Hannah competed against students from throughout the Midwest, hailing from […]
November 4, 2019
The percussion trio TROIKA will perform a guest artist concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Originally from New York City, the trio specializes in performances of new works for percussion written by some of today’s most innovative composers. In addition to traditional percussion instruments, they will be utilizing an array […]