Who are you?

Prospective Student

We’re excited of your interest to pursue music at Truman. Allow us to help you discover all we have to offer.

Current Student

Audition music, materials, announcements, and information all for our current musicians.

Alumni

What would Truman Bands be without our alumni? Join our alumni group today.

Take time to meet our talented faculty?

See facts about music at Truman?

Student to faculty ratio (:1)
10
Number of music majors
200
Number of concerts/recitals per year
190
scholarships/ stipends awarded yearly
80000

What our students say

As a non-music major, I can honestly say that some of my closest friends have come from the Music Department. The faculty here treats you like a friend, and cares about you as a person and a student, regardless of your major.

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Cory Hogan

BA 2017

As a non-major I found that the program was very welcoming and have made some of my closest friends through marching and concert band. With a full schedule of classes, working, sorority life and other organizations, staying in band has kept me grounded and gives me a chance to express myself in a way that nothing else can.

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Alex Savala

BA 2016

“The faculty in the music department is absolutely wonderful. They are easy to contact and will always make the time to give you the amount of time necessary for your to excel.”

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Cody Brockman

BA 2013, MA and MAE 2015

“The music department here at Truman is sincerely one giant family.  The music we make together is something that amazes me day after day. “

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Lynnea Wootten

BA 2014, MA and MAE 2016

Welcome!

Hello!  My name is Dr. Curran Prendergast, Director of Bands at Truman, and it is my pleasure to welcome you to the newly designed Truman Bands website.  Our website exists to provide a wide range of information about all of our tremendous band ensembles to alumni, current and prospective students.  It is a point of pride that we offer a full array of collegiate ensembles that are of such high quality.  Our program brings musicians from all around campus to participate in one of our remarkable groups that include the Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Statesmen Marching Band, and the Truman Pep Band.  If you have any questions regarding auditions for ensembles or scholarships, our graduate conducting program, arranging a campus visit, or anything at all, please submit your information here and I will get in touch with you shortly.
Sincerely,
Curran Prendergast

 

Department Stats

Faculty holding a doctorate degree
79%
Graduate school placement rate
83%
Non-majors involved in ensembles
56%

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Help support Truman Bands through #BulldogsGiving

On November 11, Truman State University is having a giving day to raise money for all foundation accounts. Through the generous match of $10,000 from Colleen Ritchie (’84), the first […]

Truman Announces New Trumpet Professor

Truman Bands, along with the School of Arts and Letters at Truman State University, is proud to announce Dr. Eric Dickson as our new trumpet professor. Dr. Dickson is thrilled […]

Summer information and audition music now available!

The audition music and summer mailing information are now available online for our students. The information can be found under our current students tab. If you are a new marcher […]