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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  • Two One-Act Operas to be Performed at Southeast’s River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 12, 2015 – The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present two one-act operas by Pulitzer Prize Winner Gian Carlo Menotti at the River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 3 p.m. Jan. 25. The two operas to be featured are “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and […]
  • Alumnus Carves Out Career in Television Promotions, Moonlights as Musician, Writer

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Eric Dahl of Jackson, Missouri, has carved out a successful career in television promotions while moonlighting as a song writer, musician, published author and writer. Eric is the regional promotion supervisor for Sinclair Broadcast Group, overseeing stations in six states. He also recently published his debut book, “B.B. King’s Lucille […]
  • Southeast Percussion Ensemble Presenting Family Holiday Concert Dec. 13

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 4, 2014 – Families, especially those with young children, are invited to join in the Southeast Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble’s Family Holiday Concerts Dec. 13 at Southeast’s River Campus. The concerts are expected to be delightfully upbeat, with egg-shaking and sing-along opportunities, offering an entertaining entrée to the holiday season. […]
  • River Campus Hosting Seventh Annual Class Voice Recital

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 1, 2014 – Students enrolled in “Class Voice III for Musical Theatre” in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will perform a recital at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Seven vocal students […]