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The Southeast Kansas Symphony is an organization whose membership consists of Pittsburg State University students and citizens from Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. Prior to being named the Southeast Kansas Symphony in the fall of 1981, the organization was known as the Civic (Symphony) Orchestra. It was organized in 1952 under the direction of Markwood Holmes. [See Collection #36 Pittsburg State University, Department of Music, Collection for more information on the Civic Orchestra]. From 1981 until the Spring of 2001 the Southeast Kansas Symphony was under the direction of Pittsburg State University faculty member, Carolann Martin. Stella Hastings, Pittsburg State University faculty member, led the symphony as conductor from the fall of 2001 to 2010. Dr. Selim Giray, another PSU faculty member directed the SEK Symphony from 2010 until 2012. In 2012, PSU faculty member Dr. Raul Antonio Munguia took the baton and is currently Artistic Director and Conductor for the symphony.
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SpC MS 0038
Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library, "Southeast Kansas Symphony Concert, Collection, 1981-2006" (2016). Finding Aids. 30.