Southeast Students Perform at Annual Music Education Conference


Eight Southeast Missouri State University music students recently performed at the 82nd Annual Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) In-Service and Workshop at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

The MMEA is an annual event bringing together music educators and professionals for performances and presentations who are selected through a competitive referral process. Only the finest collegiate musicians participate, and conductors chosen to lead an All-Collegiate ensemble are well-regarded and decorated in their profession.

“The ability to work with and perform alongside outstanding musicians and peers from throughout Missouri’s colleges and universities is an invaluable experience,” said Dr. Martin Reynolds, professor of music and director of University Bands at Southeast. “Tremendous professional connections are made and nurtured in the All-Collegiate environment.”

Southeast students who performed at the MMEA were:

  • Shawna Creaser of Carol Stream, Illinois, oboe
  • Jessica Hezel, of Barnhart, Missouri, trumpet
  • Jennifer Hunt of Island Lake, Illinois, selected first chair clarinet
  • Max Jensen of Sherman, Illinois, alto saxophone
  • Anthony Kandilaroff of Maryland Heights, Missouri, selected first chair flute
  • Thomas Landewee of Jackson, Missouri, percussion
  • Rylie Martin of Festus, Missouri, oboe and English horn
  • Luke McFall of Metropolis, Illinois, trombone

The students performed “Festive Overture” by Dimitri Shostakovich, “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance, “An American Elegy” by Franck Ticheli, and “March from The Symphonic Metamorphosis” by Paul Hindemith.

“The Department of Music is extremely proud of the Southeast students that were selected and participated in the 2020 Missouri All-Collegiate Band,” Reynolds said.