The Department of Music at Southeast offers both a variety of performing and learning
experiences usually found at a large university, and the individual attention and
relaxed atmosphere expected of a small college. Among the benefits of attending Southeast
as a music major are the following:
Our talented faculty offer instruction in all areas of musical study, including music
education, performance, composition, electronic composition and world music. This
outstanding group of educators has performed both nationally and abroad, with recognition
in Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Japan, Scotland and the Ukraine.
We have numerous performances of university ensembles, faculty and student recitals,
and guest recitals at the River Campus. Tickets can be purchased for all events at
the River Campus Box Office by calling 573-651-2265.
Formal on-campus auditions will be held on the following dates at the River Campus.
- Music Major Day - Monday, November 16, 2015
- Auditions Only - Saturday, February 6, 2016
- Music Major Day - Monday, February 22, 2016
- Auditions Only - Saturday, March 12, 2016
If you would like to audition on a different date, please indicate your choice when
you fill out our online application (see link below).
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 2, 2016 – Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus has announced the event lineup for its third annual full-day Community Summer Arts Festival June 18. The day’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, dance, theatrical performances, magic, visual arts displays, hands-on family-friendly art […]
Two Southeast Missouri State University music professors are among an elite group of three dozen artists selected to perform in the Southern Illinois Music Festival this month. Dr. Christopher Goeke and Dr. Brandon Christensen will perform in Rossini’s final opera, “William Tell,” sung in French with projected English supertitles, at the Marion (Illinois) Cultural and […]
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 19, 2016 – The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, University Choir and Choral Union present “Lux Aeterna,” a highly acclaimed work by American composer Morten Lauridsen, on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Also included on the program will be the […]
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 14, 2016 — Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present its final 2015-2016 Jazz Series season event, “Spring Jazz Extravaganza,” on Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. This exciting concert will feature the department’s two jazz ensembles comprised […]