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.


  • Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Arte Cubano’ Music Concert Oct. 5

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a concert featuring compositions written by Cuban composers, inspired by Cuban music and culture and performed by Southeast students and faculty. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5. Admission is free. The concert […]
  • Southeast Musical Theatre Student Shares River Campus Experiences with Board of Regents

    Southeast Missouri State University sophomore Adam Schween told the University’s Board of Regents today that the River Campus provides some of the best facilities in the country and has afforded him a fantastic educational experience. Schween, a musical theatre major from Memphis, Tennessee, became interested in Southeast when his friend, Southeast student Malachi Marrareo, told […]
  • Sixth River Campus Summer Arts Festival Slated for June 15

    The Holland College of Arts and Media at Southeast Missouri State University announces the Sixth River Campus Summer Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 2019. The summer celebration of the arts will continue the tradition of offering a free day of programming with live performances, hands-on activities and art exhibitions. Last year’s festival brought […]
  • ‘Sophia Han and Friends’ Performing Sept. 23 in ‘Sundays at Three’ Series

    The Chateau Girardeau “Sundays at Three” series will host “Sophia Han and Friends” Sept. 23 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Dr. Sophia Han, concertmaster and assistant professor of upper strings at Southeast, joins forces with […]


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