Southeast Missouri State University

Music Education
Enrolling in the music education program provides specialization in either the vocal or instrumental areas and includes coursework from the College of Education. Completion of this degree track grants the student certification to teach in the state of Missouri.

Mary Mims- Music Education coordinator
Robert Conger
- Instrumental Music Education
Peter Durow - Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Music Education
Martin Reynolds - Director of Bands, Music Education

Vocal: Solo Voice and Vocal Ensembles

Southeast offers a wide array of performing options in the area of voice including vocal master classes which are offered at least five times during each semester, performing with the Opera Workshop, as well as participating in vocal ensembles such as Chamber Choir, University Choir and Choral Union. Voice lessons with our outstanding applied-voice faculty are available for majors and minors as well. For additional information about our faculty who teach in these areas, please click on the name below.

Peter Durow - Director of University Choirs
Christopher Goeke Applied Voice and Opera Workshop
Leslie Jones - Applied Voice and Opera Workshop
Timothy Schmidt - Applied Voice and Opera Workshop
Lori Shaffer - Applied Voice (adjunct)

Winds, Brass and Percussion

Students who play wind and percussion instruments are able to study with our excellent applied wind faculty as well as perform with a wide variety of ensembles. These include: Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds, Concert Band, Studio Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab, Southeast Missouri State Marching Band, Southeast Show Band, and the Percussion Ensemble. For additional information about our faculty who teach in these areas, please click on the name below for additional information:

Marc Fulgham - Chair of Winds/Brass/Percussion, Applied Trumpet
Martin Reynolds - Director of Bands, Music Education
Robert Conger – Applied Trombone & Euphonium, Jazz Ensembles, Music Education
Shane Mizicko - Applied Percussion
Paul Thompson – Applied Flute
Gabrielle Baffoni – Applied Clarinet and Saxophone
Charles Kelley - Applied Tuba
Jessie Reuter - Applied Horn
Jay Contrino - Applied Drumset

Strings

Students who play string instruments are able to study with our exceptional applied string faculty as well as perform with a broad assortment of ensembles. These include: University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, Chamber ensembles, and string masterclasses. Additionally, the Southeast Jazz bands are highly visible and very exciting ensembles for string bass or electric bass students. For additional information about our faculty who teach in these areas, please click on the name below for additional information:

Sara Edgerton – Applied Cello and Bass, Director of Southeast Symphony Orchestra
Brandon Christensen – Applied Violin and Viola

Keyboards and Guitar

Students who play piano, organ or guitar are able to study with our extraordinary applied faculty as well as perform as soloists or accompanists for other music students. Furthermore, these students can participate in the Guitar Studies Program, audition for the Studio Jazz Ensemble or play with the Southeast Guitar Ensemble. For additional information about our faculty who teach in these areas, please click on the name below for additional information:

Kevin Hampton - Applied Piano
Jeffrey Noonan – Applied Classical Guitar
Patrick Rafferty - Applied Classical Guitar

Composition

Students who would like to major in composition study with internationally renowned composer Robert Fruehwald. Students must still participate in one large ensemble per semester (either instrumental or choral) and will engage in composing for all types of media, ensembles, and chamber combinations.

Robert Fruehwald- Applied Composition

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