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.


  • Faculty Chamber Music Recital to be Presented Feb. 7

    The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music Recital Series will present a faculty chamber music recital featuring music for violin, clarinet, cello and piano at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at the River Campus. Performing on this recital will be Department of […]
  • Southeast Jazz Series Presents Gala Festival Concert with Guest Jazz Saxophonist Mike Tomaro

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music presents its Gala Festival Concert as a part of the Jazz Series Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. The concert will feature composer, arranger and jazz saxophonist Mike Tomaro. Also featured will be Southeast’s Studio Jazz Ensemble and […]
  • Local Area Students to Perform in Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival

    More than 500 students in 27 jazz ensembles from across the bi-state region will perform at the 21st Annual Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Feb. 1-2 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The ensembles will perform for two jazz experts who will give them written and recorded comments as well as a live […]
  • ‘Something Old, Something New’ Canceled; Crisp Museum Closing at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19

    Due to winter weather conditions impacting the region, the “Something Old, Something New” concert, scheduled to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, has been  canceled. In addition, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum […]


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Department of Music
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701