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 Missouri Symphony, University Choir, Choral Union Presenting ‘Mass in G Major’

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 17, 2014 — The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sara Edgerton, will join forces with the Southeast Missouri State University Choir and Choral Union, conducted by Peter Durow, to present Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G Major” on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Southeast’s River Campus. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 […]
  • Grassi Featured in Nov. 16 Sundays at Three Program at Southeast’s River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Nov. 11, 2014 – Italian Maestro and Clarinetist Andrea Massimo Grassi and Italian Pianist Anna Quaranta will perform a concert featuring a Johannes Brahms sonata for clarinet and piano at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus […]
  • ‘Melodies Reimagined’ in Fall Faculty Recital

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 7, 2014 – Soprano Lori Shaffer and tenor Christopher Goeke will join forces Nov. 13 with pianist Kevin Hampton in a tuneful program entitled “Melodies Reimagined” as part of the Department of Music Faculty Recital series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in […]
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Members Holding Master Classes, Free Concert Nov. 3 at Southeast

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 3, 2014 – Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert and conduct master classes today, Nov. 3, at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Master classes, called “Symphony in Your College” for Southeast students are planned for 3:30-5 p.m. They will be followed by a free […]