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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 Marching Band Members Selected for CBDNA Intercollegiate Marching Band

    Five members of Southeast Missouri State University’s Marching Band have been selected to be part of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Intercollegiate Marching Band. Nicholas Kenney, assistant professor of horn and assistant director of bands, said, “These students have a long history of being high caliber performers and people in the Southeast Marching [...]
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, Chamber Choirs to Perform Festive ‘Holiday Concerts’ Nov. 23-24

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony will join forces with the University Choir and Chamber Choir to present “Holiday Concerts for Symphony and Choirs” on Nov. 23 and 24. 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 [...]
  • 13th Annual Percussion Ensemble Family Holiday Concert Set for Nov. 21

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music presents the 13th Annual Percussion Ensemble’s Family Holiday Concert on Saturday, Nov. 21. This family-fun entertainment will be presented in two productions and will take place in the Academic Hall Auditorium. The first performance will start at 10:30 a.m. and the second will begin at 2 p.m. Admission [...]
  • Wind Symphony Seasonal Concert Nov. 17 at Southeast

    The Southeast Missouri State University Wind Symphony will present its second concert of the 2020-2021 season on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Academic Hall Auditorium. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Due to capacity limits, patrons are encouraged to reserve their [...]


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Department of Music
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701