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 Student Combines Passions for Journalism, Music at KRCU

    Will to Do: In Their Own Words In the pre-dawn hours of early morning while most students are still snoozing, Southeast Missouri State University student Lindsey Grojean has already started her work day as host and producer at KRCU, southeast Missouri’s NPR station broadcasting from Southeast’s campus. Grojean, of New Hamburg, Missouri, is a senior […]
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony to Present Beethoven’s ‘Fifth Symphony’

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony will present Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus as part of its 2017—2018 subscription series concerts. The concert will include Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture” as well as the “Fifth Symphony,” and will also […]
  • River Campus Announces Summer Arts Festival Dates and Shows

    Southeast Missouri State University announces its fifth annual community River Campus Summer Arts Festival to be held June 16. In addition to the festival date, the summer season will offer an ambitious production of three shows. The mainstage musical will be the smash hit “Little Shop of Horrors,” about a hapless florist shop worker who […]
  • ‘Cellobration’ Recital to be Presented Feb. 8

    Sara Edgerton, professor of cello at Southeast Missouri State University, will present a faculty recital entitled “Cellobration: Music for One, Two, Three and Multiple Cellos” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. The program will include standard masterpieces for the cello, […]


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Department of Music
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701