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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:
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.
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.
Gov. Mike Parson signed House Bill 297 (HB 297) into law on Tuesday, July 13, officially designating Southeast Missouri State University as an institution of higher education with a statewide mission in the areas of computer science, cybersecurity, and visual and performing arts. Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas was at the ceremony in Jefferson City [...]
The Steven C. Curtis Endowed Vocal Music Education Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Steven C. and Mrs. Janet L. Curtis made a gift to establish the scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship will be selected by the Department of Music Scholarship Committee. The recipient will be a full-time Southeast [...]
Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for its annual Summer Arts Festival offering a full day of visual and performing arts exhibitions and activities on Saturday, June 19. The day’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, dance and theatrical performances, visual arts displays, [...]
The Southeast Missouri State University Concert Band and Wind Symphony present their final concert of the year May 3 and 4. Performances both days will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Due to [...]