Department of Music Receives Re-accreditation

Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Department of Music have recently been re-accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Founded in 1924, NASM is the oldest arts accrediting agency in the United States. Southeastern has held this accreditation since 1978, with the most recent cycle of re-accreditation completed in Summer of 2014. This places the university in accredited status until 2023-2024 academic year.
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The re-accreditation brings with it the renewed approval of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree. The Music Education degree was given approval to implement a new guitar emphasis as a specified option. Additionally, NASM is also in agreement with the planned new offering of the Master of Music Education degree currently being explored.

The institution and music unit received very favorable comments in the areas of curriculum innovation and development, quality of instruction, faculty/student interaction, administrative support for upgrading facilities and addressing faculty concerns, and community outreach.

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Musical Arts Series and Steger Institute present Rosario Andino

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September 30, 2014
7:30 pm
Montgomery Auditorium

A pianist in the “grand manner,” Rosario Andino carries on the legacy of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein, Ferruccio Busoni, Ignace Friedman, Emil Sauer, Leopold Godowsky, and Alexander Michailowsky, all of whom taught her distinguished teachers, Vera Maurina-Press and Jascha Fischermann.

Music is one of the highest forms of art, according to Rosario. She believes that when a person is born an artist, manages through unceasing hard work and good schooling to master an instrument, and firmly believes that doing justice to a work being performed is a matter of life or death, then that master-artist can touch, uplift, mesmerize, and exhilarate any audience anywhere.

Rosario Andino has won numerous awards, such as the coveted Music Critics Circle Prize, Cuba and the Pittsburgh Society of Musical Arts prize, USA. In 1991, Andino was chosen by the Missouri Arts Council for their Touring Program. Her concerts were so successful that the council nominated her to the Mid-America Arts Alliance Foundation. She was selected as the only pianist for Mid-America’s roster.

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Red River Sing-Off – October 14th




For more information contact:

Jeremy Blackwood, Red River Sing-off Coordinator

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41st Annual Musical Arts Series at Southeastern

selogoWe have a very exciting roster of artists for our 2014-15 season. Our fall concerts include internationally renowned Cuban pianist Rosario Andino, flute and piano group Duosolo, multi-instrumentalist Todd Green, and the dynamic Percussion Group Cincinnati. In the spring be sure to check out the award-winning Akropolis Reed Quintet, vocalist David Grogan, New York Jazz Saxophonist Ralph Lalama, and Slideshow Trombone Ensemble.

Click here for a complete list of concert dates.

All performances are free to the public and are located in the Rectal Hall in the Fine Arts Building on campus. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors, without whom this series would not be possible. Consider being a part of the Musical Arts Series by becoming a donor. Contact Tristan Eggener at or 580-745-2385.  For more information or visit


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Dr. Mary Ann Craige receives Lifetime Achievement Award

dr craigCongratulations to Dr. Mary Ann Craige receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Faculty-Staff Recognition Banquet . We have much to celebrate at SE and it was so heartening see her receive such an honor. Every day great things happen at Southeastern and Dr. Craige has been an integral part of it.


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Southeastern Jazz Fest – Saturday April 26th

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Saturday, April 26th –  The Southeastern Jazz Fest is almost here!    It will feature 6 regional high schools and 3 university bands throughout the afternoon.  Free admission at Sports City Café Outside stage in Durant from 12:30 – 7pm.  The guest artist and clinician is legendary trombonist Tony Baker, professor of Jazz Studies at University of North Texas.  He will be performing with the SOSU Jazz Ensemble at the end of the night.  Come and enjoy a great afternoon and evening of great music!

Click here for the schedule of events.

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