Southeast Missouri State University

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.

Auditions for Fall 2015 Admission

Formal on-campus auditions will be held on the following dates at the River Campus.

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Monday, November 17, 2014
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Monday, February 16, 2015 (tentative)
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015

If you would like to audition on a different date, please indicate your choice when you fill out our online application (see link below).

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  • Southeast Jazz Sultans Playing at LoDo Feb. 5 with Grammy Winner Michael Dease

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 29, 2015 – The Jazz Sultans, a Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music ensemble, will perform at LoDo on Water Street in downtown Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Feb. 5, from 7-10 p.m. The Jazz Sultans will feature Matt Yount on the keyboard, Jay Contrino on the drums, Bob Conger on […]
  • Southeast Jazz Series Presents Gala Festival Concert with Jazz Trombonist Michael Dease

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 26, 2015 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present its second concert of the 2015 Jazz Series featuring Michael Dease, jazz trombonist on the faculty of Michigan State University. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall located […]
  • Local Youth to Perform in Southeast’s Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival

    Trombonist Michael Dease Featured in Gala Concert CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 26, 2015 – More than 520 students in 26 jazz ensembles from across the bi-state region will perform at the 17th annual Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Feb. 6-7 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The students will perform for three jazz […]
  • Two One-Act Operas to be Performed at Southeast’s River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 12, 2015 – The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present two one-act operas by Pulitzer Prize Winner Gian Carlo Menotti at the River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 3 p.m. Jan. 25. The two operas to be featured are “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and […]