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Music Department

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Department of Music has a longstanding reputation for musical excellence. Recognized for its quality performances, education and community service, the department plays a major role in bringing the performance arts to the Texoma Region. With four degree programs serving both national and international students, the department maintains a vibrant and diverse student population.

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 the Recital Hall.

Comprehensive offerings in music performances and enrichment opportunities serve the needs and interests of students participating in The Department of Music.  All qualified University students are eligible for membership in the performing ensembles based on auditions.

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 Music Schools (OAMS) 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.

Mission Statement

The Department of Music at Southeastern offers an opportunity for the study, development, and refinement of musicianship in order to prepare students for careers in music.  We foster a self-fulfillment and self-determination that will enable our students to attain their highest potential and expand their creative scope.  We promote a curiosity and an attitude towards life as an unending learning experience leading to futures as effective self-teachers with high musical and humanitarian standards.

Specifically, we believe that a student of music must have a working, functioning knowledge of the elements of music combined with basic skills in manipulating those elements (theory, composing, scoring, arranging). Next, we believe that a musician must have the verbal skills and grasp of historical context that will permit communication and description of music (literature, musical analysis, music history, humanities, and methods and media). And third, we believe that a music student must attain a high standard of musical performance capability (applied music, aural skills, conducting, and ensemble performance). The course of study in music at Southeastern is designed to enhance and support these objectives. Ensemble performance, for example, is the laboratory experience wherein the skills learned in private lessons are put to practical application in a context that will be useful in the future for performances and performance preparation.

Contact Us

Southeastern Department of Music
Phone: (580) 745-2088