Southeastern's Music program prepares students for advanced graduates studies or careers in performance, composition or private applied studio instruction. Students in the program develop skills, concepts and sensitivities essential to the professional life of the musician, including technical competence, a broad knowledge of music and musical literature, the ability to integrate musical knowledge and skills, sensitivity in musical style and insight into our culture.

Other Concentrations

  • Instrumental Performance
  • Piano Performance
  • Vocal Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Instrumental Music Education
  • Vocal Music Education

Required Semester Hours 120 - 134

Program Highlights

  • Department of Music and Performing Arts is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

  • Highly qualified faculty devoted to teaching and providing a positive and supportive learning environment for all students

  • Faculty are leaders in their fields, holding offices in state and national professional organizations and receiving national and university awards in teaching, research and creative activity

  • Quality of performance teaching reflected through the accomplishments of students in competitions, placements, audition results, grad school placements and fellowship awards

  • Diverse student body from United States, Honduras, Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Germany, the Republic of Moldova and Mexico

  • Southeastern's Community Music School provides the region with a vital community-based program of music education and gives students in the Music program an opportunity to teach Community Music School students while being evaluated by faculty

  • Honors curriculum available

Program Requirements

  • Total semester hours required (Performance): 120
  • Total semester hours required (Education): 134
  • Students must possess exceptional talent, well-developed musicianship, artistic sensibilities, mental stamina and a strong sense of commitment


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Church musician
  • College/university teacher
  • Composer/arranger
  • Elementary/secondary music teacher
  • Conductor/director
  • Instrumentalist, classical or pop/rock/jazz
  • Music librarian
  • Musicologist
  • Orchestrator
  • Staged musical/theatre
  • Studio musician
  • Studio/private teaching
  • Vocalist, classical or pop/rock/jazz

Types of Employers

    • Colleges/universities
    • Computer software industry
    • Elementary/secondary schools
    • Instrument repair and design
    • Music editing and publishing



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Student Orgs & Activities

Music Educators' National Conference

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Honorary Music Fraternity)

Kappa Kappa Psi (National Band Fraternity)

Delta Omicron (National Music Fraternity)

American Choral Directors Association