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 Alumnus Composes Work to Premiere at Sheldon Concert Hall

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Daniel Fitzpatrick has recently been nominated to compose a piece for the Mizzou New Music Initiative. Fitzpatrick, a 2019 Southeast graduate with a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis on music composition, is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in music composition at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Fitzpatrick was commissioned [...]
  • Gala Season Opening Concert to Feature Distinguished Violinist Cho-Liang Lin

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will present its Gala Season Opening Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 8, featuring the esteemed violinist, Cho-Liang Lin, in a performance of the beloved Tchaikovsky “Violin Concerto.” The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus at Southeast Missouri State University. Also [...]
  • Artemisia Vocal Trio Performing Sept. 22 in ‘Sundays at Three’ Series

    Celebrate the strength of women with the Artemisia Vocal Trio in “Sounds Like Us” as part of the Chateau Girardeau “Sundays at Three” series Sept. 22 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. What happens when a woman finds her voice? What happens when her strength is cultivated? What happens when that story is sung? [...]
  • Southeast Faculty Member, Student, Alumna Perform at ICA ClarinetFest 2019

    A Southeast Missouri State University faculty member, current student and alumna recently performed at the International Clarinet Association (ICA) ClarinetFest 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Gabrielle Baffoni, associate professor of single reeds, Southeast senior Jennifer Hunt, 1999 Southeast alumna Rebecca Hill joined professional performers, university professors and students, as well as private teachers and pre-college [...]


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