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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  • Annual Southeast Jazz Series Season Opener ‘Blues, Basie and Beyond’ Nov. 5

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 22, 2014 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present the annual Jazz Series season opener, “Blues, Basie and Beyond” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. The concert will open with the Jazz Lab Band, directed by Jay […]
  • Peter Nero Performing ‘For Art’s Sake’ at River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 16, 2014 – Acclaimed jazz pianist Peter Nero will perform “For Art’s Sake: A Salute to Art Tatum” with Southeast’s jazz musicians in a tribute to jazz legend Art Tatum at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Nero will […]
  • Southeast Alumnus Working with St. Louis Symphony

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Timothy Weddle of Jefferson City, Missouri, has recently been hired as the St. Louis Symphony’s “first call substitute.” Weddle studies with the principal bass regularly and says getting to play with him and the bass section will be an honor. Weddle also maintains a position as principal with the Orchestra […]
  • Chamber Project Saint Louis Featured in Oct. 26 Sundays at Three Program

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 15, 2014 – The Chamber Music Sundays at Three will host its second performance of the 2014-2015 season with Chamber Project Saint Louis Oct. 26 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Chamber […]