Department of Music
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About

Welcome to The Department of Music at Southeastern Oklahoma State University!  We invite you to explore the many options available to you for your college career. We are dedicated to our students and and are pleased to impact the Texoma Region with over 100 musical performances each year.

The Department of Music is one of ten academic departments in the School of Arts and Sciences and is located in the Fine Arts Building at the north end of the campus. Facilities include the Recital Hall, teaching studios, practice studios, an electronic piano and iMAC computer laboratory, a listening laboratory, choral rehearsal hall, jazz/percussion rehearsal hall, band rehearsal hall, classrooms, and faculty offices. Larger concerts and staged productions are presented in Montgomery Auditorium, the Visual and Performing Arts Center, or in the New Theatre Building. Chamber music programs, solo recitals, and small productions are presented in our Recital Hall.

Comprehensive offerings in music performances and enrichment opportunities serve the needs and interests of students participating in The Department of Music.  Membership in the University performing ensembles is open to all qualified University students.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is fully accredited by the North Central Association and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Department of Music is a member of the Oklahoma Association of Schools of Music (OASM) and is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).  Both majors and non-majors alike will be provided the opportunity to explore the various options and career paths in music at Southeastern. There’s a place for you in the Department of Music!

 

Our Faculty

If you have actively participated in high school ensembles and want to continue your growth as a musician, then Southeastern is the place for you. You will find Southeastern’s highly trained and experienced music faculty takes a genuine interest in helping you succeed in your music education. You will have the opportunity to study with a renowned jazz musician and brass clinician, a distinguished soloist for vocal recital and oratorio performances, international operatic performers, a certified Orff–Schulwerk specialist, several recording artists, conductors with international experience, and faculty with experience in non-profit engagement and entreprenuership.  The music faculty is in constant demand to serve as adjudicators, clinicians, and guest conductors and soloists.

 

Why our Department?

A combination of location, small classes, interaction with public school programs, and cultural exchange programs makes Southeastern a unique place to earn your music degree.

Our proximity to Dallas means you have access to cultural opportunities that are unmatched by any other University in the state of Oklahoma. We also feature our international Musical Arts Series which brings artists from all over the world to Durant, OK for performances and masterclasses.

Our faculty-to-student ratio (approximately 1:10)  affords you individual attention from specialists in your chosen area of study. You are not just a number to us.

Our faculty also interacts extensively with the public school systems throughout the Texoma region providing opportunities that allow you to observe, assist and even teach privately.

Our cultural exchange program with The People’s Republic of China supports Southeastern’s “Vision 2015” to expand beyond our regional image by enhancing collaboration and partnerships with the intent to promote student enrichment experiences.

 

For these reasons and more, we know that The Department of Music at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is YOUR SOUND CHOICE FOR MUSIC.