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The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University has a dynamic and varied season of musical performances that offer something for everyone.  For specific dates, visit the Department of Music’s Event Calendar.

University Symphony

Performs five times per year under the auspices of the Chartwells Concert Series.  The orchestra will continue its tradition of exciting programming from many diverse eras and styles.

Southeast Wind Symphony

The premier wind and percussion ensemble on campus. The Wind Symphony performs the highest level of wind literature, including standard wind band literature and the newest of contemporary literature and performs two to three formal concerts per semester.

Southeast Concert Band

Approximately 60 members strong, the Concert Band will perform concerts before spring break in March and another during the end of the semester in April.

University Choir

Southeast has three choral ensembles which perform throughout the year: University ChoirChamber Choir and Choral Union.

The Studio Jazz Ensemble

The University’s “premier” jazz organization.  This exceptionally talented group of students performs both contemporary and historically important jazz literature. The Studio Jazz Ensemble performs three to four times per semester, both on and off campus. 

The University Jazz Combos

Groups of jazz musicians committed to the promotion of small-group jazz improvisation.  These groups perform at various University and community social events throughout the academic year.  Contact the Department of Music at (573) 651-2398 for more information.

The Golden Eagles Marching Band

Celebrating musical excellence on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University since 1957, the Golden Eagles Marching Band has thrilled audiences throughout the United States and now abroad! The Golden Eagles performs at all home football games and at various other venues across the state.

Southeast Guitar Ensemble

Open to all Southeast students by audition and offers performances 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.

The Southeast Baroque Ensemble

A faculty-performing ensemble dedicated to the performance of chamber music from the Baroque period on musical instruments from that era. The Baroque Ensemble frequently tours the Midwest under the auspices of the Missouri Arts Council. 

Southeast Faculty Brass Quintet

A faculty performing ensemble dedicated to the performance of brass chamber music from all eras.  The Faculty Brass Quintet frequently tours the Midwest and often provides the official music for many special events on campus.

The Southeast Show Band

A select group of students who perform at Southeast home basketball games, as well as for special University events.  The Southeast Show Band is one of the most prestigious and visible musical organizations on campus and generates excitement and enthusiasm everywhere they perform. 


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