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.
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 […]
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 […]