Warren Gooch, professor of music, and Robert Martin, professor emeritus, had their original music compositions performed at the Iowa Composers Forum “Opus Café” concert venue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Gooch’s composition, titled “Nocturne in 4-3” for cello and piano, was performed by Eric Kutz and Miko Kominami. Pianist Marita Wolgast performed a set of pieces from Martin’s piano work titled “One Hundred View of Mount Fuji.” The concert was co-sponsored by the Iowa Composers Forum with support from Orchestra Iowa.

Agatha Ibeazor, senior music performance major
, recently auditioned to sing for the Abuja Metropolitan Music Society (AMEMUSO) in her home country of Nigeria at the Opera Abuja 2013. Out of many other auditions, she was selected as the soloist for the event, which will take place Nov. 24 in Federal capital territory of Abuja, Nigeria.

Gregory Jones, professor of music, traveled to Chicago in September for a master class with Chicago Symphony trumpeter John Hagstrom. Several Truman students performed for Hagstrom and were coached by him on solo literature, orchestral excerpts, career preparation and maximizing practice time. The students were led on a backstage tour of the Chicago Orchestra Hall including rehearsal and warm-up areas. The group attended an evening performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and visited the Chicago Art Institute with Debbie Martin, Truman alumna and Dean of Students at the School of Art Institute.

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Greg Jones, far left, and students with Chicago Symphony
trumpeter John Hagstrom in Chicago this September.

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