Jazz at Southeastern


The Jazz Studies Program at Southeastern has a long and distinguished history. Currently there is one large jazz band, two jazz combos, two jazz improv classes, and applied jazz lessons.


The Jazz Program hosts the Bill Evans Jazz Festival every year in the spring semester.


  • Michael Brothers, Lecturer. Co-Director of the Southeastern Jazz Ensemble, drumset

  • Vasil Cvetkov, Lecturer. Applied jazz piano, Basic Jazz Piano

  • Henry Jones, Associate Professor. Applied jazz piano

  • John Madere, Lecturer. Co-Director of the Southeastern Jazz Ensemble, jazz combos, jazz improv class.



  • Applied Jazz Lessons

  • Basic Jazz Piano

  • Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation

  • History & Appreciation of Jazz

  • Jazz Combos

  • Jazz Improvisation II

  • Jazz Rehearsal Techniques

  • Jazz Vocal Ensemble

  • Southeastern Jazz Ensemble