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The Southeast Wind Symphony is the principal wind and percussion ensemble on campus. This ensemble performs the highest level of wind band literature, including standard and contemporary works. In fact, the Wind Symphony has performed many premieres of new literature for modern wind band by some of the world’s finest composers.
The Wind Symphony has been selected on numerous occasions to perform for the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, the College Band Directors National Association Conference, and the Music Educators National Conference. In addition, this ensemble has shared programs with the St. Louis Wind Symphony and the Heartland Winds. The Wind Symphony has featured many guest soloists in performances. Those include renowned guest artists and outstanding Southeast faculty performers.
Membership in the Southeast Wind Symphony is selective. Auditions are held prior to the beginning of each academic semester. Auditions are open to both music majors and non-majors. Audition requirements can be found at https://www.semo.edu/music one month prior to the beginning of each academic semester. Rehearsals are held weekly during both the Fall and Spring semesters. Rehearsal periods are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm on the River Campus. Enrollment in Wind Symphony (MU390) is required for participation.
The Southeast Wind Symphony presents two performances each semester in the beautiful Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
The Interim Conductor of the Southeast Wind Symphony for this year will be Dr. Robert M. Gifford. For more information about the Wind Symphony, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-200-0549 (C).