Future Music Student Questionnaire

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 2017 Admission

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

  • Music Major Day - Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Auditions Only - Saturday, February 11, 2017
  • Music Major Day - Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Auditions Only - Saturday, March 4, 2017

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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  • Local Area Students to Perform in Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival

    More than 500 students in 23 jazz ensembles from across the bi-state region will perform at the 19th annual Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Feb. 3-4 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The ensembles will perform for three jazz experts who will give them written and recorded comments as well as a live […]
  • Southeast Jazz Series Presents Gala Festival Concert with Guest Artist Jazz Saxophonist Jim Pisano

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Jazz Series will present its Gala Festival Concert on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. The concert will feature jazz saxophonist Jim Pisano, director of jazz studies at Bethany College in Wichita, Kansas. Also featured will be Southeast’s Studio Jazz […]
  • Southeast River Campus Showcasing Comedic Opera, ‘The Bartered Bride’

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. “For our production, we have decided to return to Smetana’s original concept of using spoken dialogue instead of […]
  • Family Holiday Percussion Concert Set for Dec. 10

    The tradition continues as Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music presents the Percussion Ensemble’s Family Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 10. This annual event, geared towards families with young children, will take place in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus, where there will be two performances at 10:30 a.m. and […]


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