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.


  • 11th Annual Percussion Ensemble Family Holiday Concert Set for Dec. 8

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music presents the 11th Annual Percussion Ensemble’s Family Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8. This family-fun entertainment will be presented in two productions and will take place in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. The first performance will start at 10:30 a.m. and the second will […]
  • ‘Christmas Jukebox’ Brings Swinging Holiday Classics to River Campus

    “Christmas Jukebox” presented by the Department of Music and The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. It’s the season for merry-making with Southeast’s Christmas Jukebox. Celebrate with a jazzy program performed by Southeast’s […]
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, Choral Union to Perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony will join forces with the University Choir and Choral Union to perform Handel’s famous oratorio, “Messiah,” on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Also on the program will be Joseph Haydn’s […]
  • Southeast Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Hosting A1 Pre-Screening Auditions Nov. 7

    The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will host All-in-One Auditions (A1) Nov. 7 at Southeast’s Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. The auditions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and will serve as pre-screening auditions for the 2019 A1 Conference. The annual conference will be […]


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Department of Music
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