City

Glass recycling come to Kirksville

March 17, 2015

Kirksville’s $100,000 grant proposal for a new glass recycling program in the community has been approved. The program will feature monthly pick-up and be available to community members on an individual basis. Each house interested […]

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Festival showcases contemporary compositions

October 23, 2014

Guest performers bring original works to Trumanfor a weekend of experimentation and improvisation in concert Truman State’s music department and Sigma Alpha Iota, the professional women’s music fraternity, will host The New Horizons Music Festival […]

Campus

Truman State Offers New Music Class

September 17, 2014

Truman State’s music department is offering a songwriting course for the first time this fall. Charles Gran, music theory and composition professor, is the course instructor. Gran said there are three main components to the […]

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New class teaches songwriting process

September 11, 2014

Truman State’s music department is offering a songwriting course for the first time this fall.

Music department chair Jay Bulen said while the songwriting course does not fulfill the Aesthetic-Visual and Performing Arts LSP mode, it does count toward the 63-hour Liberal Arts and Sciences graduation requirement. Bulen said this is because of the larger understanding the creation of music requires.

Bulen said part of the music department’s mission is to bring learning experiences students will value. He said the songwriting course provides another opportunity to teach through a musical endeavor. He said the music department’s mission statement intends to provide challenging and creative instruction. […]