Have fun while performing: you’ll do that here.

If you have an interest in music, or are wanting to begin exploring the art of musical instruments, consider taking part in one of our educational courses or festivals to expand your skills and have fun! Many of the events and festivals offered at Southeast Missouri State University through the Department of Music are available to individuals ranging in age from youth to adult. There is a variety of specific instrument instructional days, competitions, and annual musical festivals. We have something for everyone including education for children, community members, high school students, and college students interested in developing or perfecting their skills in musical arts. 

Festivals and Special Music Days

Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival

The Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival is an annual event which provides resources for the development of jazz ensembles and professional development for jazz educators.

Double Reed Day

This annual event features a talented instructor who provides instruction for oboe and bassoon with a recital. The Double Reed Day is intended for high school students interested in developing their skills.

Entrepreneurship Residency

The Fine Arts Entrepreneurship Residency provides an opportunity for Southeast students from all departments, at no cost, to learn what it takes to be successful during their career search and how to stand out above other competitors.

Horn Day

Hornist of all ages are invited to join us at Horn Day. With professional instruction from featured guest artists and Southeast faculty, attendees can expect to receive valued education to perfect their skills in horns.

Men's Choral Festival/Treble Choral Festival

This annual festival is a single-day event open to tenor and bass singers in high school and community college which encourages young men to sing and features a guest instructor.

Percussion Day

Percussion Day is held annually featuring instruction from guest percussionists and open to all ages.

The Rising Star Competition

The Rising Star Young Artist Concerto Competition is for pre-college string players. The competition consists of a preliminary and a final round of auditions. Winners receive a cash prize and invitation to participate in a series concert with the Southeast Symphony.

Single Reed/Flute Day

This annual event includes master classes, special topic instruction, with guest artists. The single reed/flute day is open to pre-college students interested in expanding their skills.

String Day

String Day is a new event offered at Southeast for string players in high school or college. Students who attend will participate in master classes, technique workshops, mini-recitals, audition tips, and string ensemble music.

Trombone/Euphonium Day

The Trombone/Euphonium Day includes a guest artist and intended for trombonist, euphoniumist, and band directors. Attendees will receive education to expand their skills, a master class, and an opportunity to perform.

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