Jon Truitt

Jon Truitt

Director of Opera and Associate Professor of Music Performance (Voice)

Phone:765-285-5563

Room:MU 111B


Dr. Jon Truitt, Director of Opera and Associate Professor of Voice at Ball State University, is known as an operatic stage director across the United States, having recently directed professional productions including Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, Hansel and Gretel, Pagliacci, Suor Angelica, The Merry Widow, Le nozze di Figaro, Barber of Seville, Die Fledermaus, La Bohème, Don Giovanni, The Elixir of Love, and Die Zauberflöte. His recent professional original production of Die Zauberflöte was featured in Opera America magazine and was re-mounted in South Dakota with international star Samuel Ramey in the role of Sarastro.

As an operatic baritone, Dr. Truitt appears regularly with opera companies across the United States including New Orleans Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Muddy River Opera Company, Soo Opera Theatre, Mobile Opera, Pensacola Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Opera Illinois, the Crested Butte Music Festival, Jacksonville Opera, and the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. He has appeared as Germont in La Traviata, Figaro in Barber of Seville, Marcello in La Bohème, Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Ford in Falstaff, and more than forty other roles in the baritone repertoire. On the concert stage, he has sung with the Evansville, Jacksonville, Acadiana, Waco, Florimezzo, Baylor, and Louisiana State University symphonies. He is a two-time apprentice artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera, Metropolitan Opera Regional finalist, and has been heard many times on public radio.

Dr. Truitt currently co-directs the Summer Young Artist Program at Asheville Lyric Opera with his wife, soprano Elizabeth Truitt. He is the founder of the Crested Butte Music Festival's Opera Young Artist Program and has also worked with young artists at St. Petersburg Opera's Emerging Artist Program and in Sault-Saint Marie, Michigan. Dr. Truitt holds a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University and Vocal Performance degrees (B.M. and M.M.) from Baylor University.


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Large Vocal Ensemble 151 1C 1800 - 2000 W MU, room 123A
Large Vocal Ensemble 151 1D 1700 - 1930 T R MU, room 123A
Large Vocal Ensemble 151 1D 1800 - 2050 M W MU, room 123A
Large Vocal Ensemble 351 1C 1800 - 2000 W MU, room 123A
Large Vocal Ensemble 351 1D 1700 - 1930 T R MU, room 123A
Large Vocal Ensemble 351 1D 1800 - 2050 M W MU, room 123A
Large Vocal Ensemble 550 1E 1700 - 1930 T R MU, room 123A
Large Vocal Ensemble 550 1E 1800 - 2050 M W MU, room 123A
Major Study 200 63 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Major Study 200 63 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 200 63A 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Major Study 200 63A 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 200 63B 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Major Study 200 63B 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 200 63C 0000 - 0000
Major Study 200 63C 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Major Study 200 63C 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 201 63 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Principal Study 201 63 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 201 63A 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Principal Study 201 63A 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 201 63B 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Principal Study 201 63B 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 201 63C 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 201 63C 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Principal Study 201 63C 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Secondary Study 202 63 0000 - 0000
Secondary Study 202 63A 0000 - 0000
Minor Study 203 63 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Minor Study 203 63 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Minor Study 203 63A 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Minor Study 203 63A 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Opera Workshop 348 1 1400 - 1515 T R MU, room 123A
Opera Productions 370 1 0000 - 0000
Junior Recital 397 63 0000 - 0000
Major Study 400 63 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Major Study 400 63 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 400 63A 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Major Study 400 63A 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 400 63C 0000 - 0000
Major Study 400 63C 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Major Study 400 63C 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 401 63 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Principal Study 401 63 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 401 63A 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Principal Study 401 63A 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 401 63B 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Principal Study 401 63B 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 401 63C 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 401 63C 1200 - 1350 F TBD, room TBD
Principal Study 401 63C 1300 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Senior Recital 498 63 0000 - 0000
Opera Theatre 548 1 0000 - 0000
Major Study 600 63A 0000 - 0000
Major Study 600 63C 0000 - 0000
Primary Area Study 700 63A 0000 - 0000
Applied Recital Stud 710 63 0000 - 0000