Welcome to the Department of Music at Southeastern website! We hope that you will take the time to explore the many options available to you both online and as a welcome visitor at any of our on-campus events. We are dedicated to making a difference in the Texoma Region by focusing on quality instruction and providing over 100 musical performances a 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 offices, teaching studios, practice studios, an electronic piano and computer laboratory, a listening laboratory, choral rehearsal hall, jazz/percussion rehearsal hall, band rehearsal hall, classrooms, and the Recital Hall. Larger concerts and staged productions are presented in Montgomery Auditorium and in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. 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. Membership in the University performing ensembles is open to all qualified University students. These ensembles include: Southeastern Symphonic Choir, Chorale, University Singers, Opera Theatre, SOSU Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Low Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Flute Choir, and Chamber Winds.
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!
- A Place For You
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, and a conductors and educators who have international conducting experience. The music faculty is in constant demand to serve as adjudicators, clinicians, and guest conductors.
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 that there are cultural opportunities that are unmatched by any other University in the state of Oklahoma. We also feature the Musical Arts Series which brings artists from all over the world to Durant. Groups such as the Harlem Boys Choir, American Brass Quintet, The Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and The Czech Girls Choir have graced our stage. World-renowned guest composers and conductors work with our groups and students.
Our faculty-to-student ratio of approximately 1:10 means that you will be provided individual attention from specialists in your area. 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.
Add it all together and Southeastern Oklahoma State University is the University for YOU!