The Southeast Guitar Ensemble, open to all Southeast students by audition, performs each semester, offering programs of transcriptions and original compositions for multiple classical guitars. In addition, guitar majors in the ensemble learn and perform standard chamber music repertoire for classical guitar in a variety of configurations. Recent concerts have featured guitar duos and trios, flute and guitar duets, voice and guitar duos, piano and guitar works, and pieces for string quartet with guitar. The Southeast Guitar Ensemble has appeared regularly at the Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival and has performed in master classes with Julian Gray and other coaches. Patrick Rafferty directs the Southeast Guitar Ensemble, conducting large pieces and coaching chamber works.

Patrick Rafferty
Department of Music MS7800
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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River Campus Seminary 254
Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701