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About our Department

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:

Mission Statement:

The Department of Music provides a student-centered curriculum to develop the artistic, intellectual, and multi-cultural competence needed to excel in the modern world of music. Experiential learning opportunities prepare students for professional careers in music performance and education as transformative participants in their communities.

Vision Statement:

The Department of Music seeks to be a nationally-known music program recognized for musical and academic excellence.

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.


  • Southeast Student Turns Dow Jones Stock Market Data into Music

    Composition Tells the Highs and Lows of the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis Can the stock market be considered music? Investors, stockbrokers and others in the financial industry may agree with the sentiment metaphorically, but not literally. Most others would probably say no. In celebration of World Piano Day, Southeast Missouri State University is sharing how senior Landon [...]
  • ‘Sundays at Three’ Series Resumes with ‘Violon d’Ingres’ on March 28

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus “Sundays at Three” series will resume on March 28 with “Violon d’Ingres,” featuring music for violin and piano, and Southeast Department of Music violin professor Dr. Sophia Han will be joined by pianist Dr. Galen Dean Peiskee. “Violon d’Ingres” will take place at 3 p.m. in the Robert F. [...]
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony to Present ‘Mozart and More!’ Concerts

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony will present a program of music, “Mozart and More!,” on March 9 and 10. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Due to capacity [...]
  • Southeast Wind and Percussion Concert March 1-2 at River Campus

    The Southeast Missouri State University Concert Band, Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble join forces with the Southeast Brass Choir, Woodwind Choir and other small ensembles to kick off their spring concert series with performances March 1 and 2. Performances both days will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s [...]


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Department of Music
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701