Strings Studio

Music Major & Minor

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As a string major or minor, you would work closely with faculty in private instruction, master classes, studio classes and chamber music coaching.

A Lively Community of Learners

Perform in the University Symphony Orchestra, which is comprised of both music majors and non-music majors and performs in concerts like the annual New Music Festival and in collaboration with the University Chorus.  This ensemble has performed numerous times for the Missouri Music Educator Conferences, and toured both nationally and internationally, including recent trips to Italy, France, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Solo and chamber music performance is fostered through student recitals, the President’s String Quartet, and Truman’s prestigious Gold Medal Competition provides an opportunity for students to perform as soloists with the university orchestra.

Truman string students come from throughout the Midwest and include many former members of All-State and major metropolitan area youth orchestras, among which are a former concertmaster and principal viola of both the St. Louis Youth Symphony and Missouri All-State Orchestra, as well as international students from Italy, Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong.

Preparing for Lives That Matter

String alumni are regularly accepted to leading graduate programs and summer festivals and teach in public school string programs throughout the country.

For more information on the String Program at Truman, contact Dr. Sam McClure or Dr. Brian Kubin.

President's String Quartet

See Alumnus Dominic Armstrong in Christmas PerformanceSee Alumnus Dominic Armstrong in Christmas Performance

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 […]

Woodwinds Students Receive Awards at 2020 MMTA CompetitionWoodwinds Students Receive Awards at 2020 MMTA Competition

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 […]

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