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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.


  • Wind Symphony Fall Concert Oct. 27 at River Campus

    The Southeast Missouri State University Wind Symphony will present its opening concert of the 2020-2021 season on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the Southeast River Campus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Due to capacity [...]
  • Southeast’s Holland College of Arts and Media Unites Cutting-Edge Technology and Music Education in ‘Remote’ Piano Masterclass

    The Holland College of Arts and Media at Southeast Missouri State University conducted a state-of-the-art “remote” piano masterclass on October 13 taught by a professor located at the University of Iowa — a campus nearly 400 miles away. Students were introduced to a remarkable application of distance learning, thanks to cutting-edge Yamaha “Remote Lesson” technology [...]
  • Southeast Among Inaugural Class Named Yamaha Institution of Excellence

    Southeast Missouri State University is among the inaugural class of elite institutions across the globe to be named a “Yamaha Institution of Excellence.” Kirk Davis, Yamaha Corporation of America’s Institutional Solutions Group manager, previewed the designation Oct. 13 at the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s season opener. “We are extremely honored to receive this distinction from [...]
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony to Present Gala Season Opening Concerts Oct. 12-13

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony will be presenting its Gala Season opening concerts on Monday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus at Southeast Missouri State University. The concerts are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. both days. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will [...]


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Department of Music
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