Southeast Missouri State University


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:

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.

Auditions for Fall 2015 Admission

Formal on-campus auditions will be held on the following dates at the River Campus.

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Monday, November 17, 2014
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Monday, February 16, 2015 (tentative)
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015

If you would like to audition on a different date, please indicate your choice when you fill out our online application (see link below).

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    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 24, 2014 — The Southeast Chamber Music Institute at Southeast Missouri State University announces its third annual chamber music recitals, to be presented at the River Campus on July 14 and 19. The concerts are free and open to the public. On Monday, July 14, Chamber Institute faculty will present a […]
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    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 3, 2014 – Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau invites patrons to discover the only university in Missouri with a separate campus dedicated to the visual and performing arts during its 2014-2015 season. Season tickets sales for the upcoming season […]
  • C.D. and Anna E. Butler Scholarship Established

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 28, 2014 – The C.D. and Anna E. Butler Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Philip Butler of Lake Anna, Va., and Stephen Butler of Tierra Verde, Fla., sons of C.D. and Anna E. Butler, made a $10,000 gift to establish the award. The gift was matched […]