Pursue Your Passion
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 might join the Percussion Ensemble, Truman Percussion Society, and even march in the Indoor Marching Percussion or the Drumline of the Statesmen Marching Band. And 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.
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 […]
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 […]