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.


  • Fifth House Ensemble Closes Out 2018-2019 ‘Sundays at Three’ Series with ‘Americana’

    Fifth House Ensemble will perform “Americana” in the final concert in the 2018-2019 “Sundays at Three” series on April 28 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble is an innovative professional chamber ensemble [...]
  • Concert Band, Wind Symphony Performing ‘Big and Little’ April 30

    The Southeast Missouri State University Concert Band and Wind Symphony will present the final concert of the 2018-2019 Music Ensembles Series with “Big and Little” on Tuesday, April 30, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the Southeast River Campus. The program will feature instrumental music students studying in the Holland College of Arts [...]
  • Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois Symphonies, Choirs Performing Verdi’s Masterpiece ‘Requiem’ at River Campus

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir and Choral Union, in collaboration with the Southern Illinois Symphony and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIU-C) University Choir, will perform Verdi’s majestic “Requiem” April 23 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Heralded as one of the great choral and orchestral masterpieces, “Requiem” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in [...]
  • Southeast Presenting Musical Docudrama Based on War Poet’s Works

    Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music faculty and students will present a musical docudrama based on the life and works of Great War poet Rupert Brooke April 11 at Southeast’s River Campus. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. This [...]


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Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701