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Southeast Missouri State University

Only Missouri university campus fully dedicated to the arts

 

The River Campus, beautifully situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, houses the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. This unique facility combines the best of the old and the new for students and patrons in the areas of art, music and theatre and dance. The former Seminary chapel has been transformed into the 205-seat Robert and Gertrude Shuck Music Recital Hall which retains the historic stained glass windows and is acoustically "dressed" for mid-sized musical performances. The River Campus Art Gallery is also located in the Seminary Building. Adjacent to the Seminary Building is the new Cultural Arts Center, home to the state-of-the-art Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, accommodating up to 950 guests. Also included in the complex is the 180-seat Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre, a "black box" that allows for various seating configurations, depending on the production. The River Campus not only provides excellent facilities for the creation of art, but also provides spaces to exhibit and to learn about art. The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum features interactive exhibits highlighting the region's history and development along with space for traveling art exhibitions.

  • Corporate Sponsorship Program
  • Friends of the Museum
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony Society
  • Theatre and Dance Guild
  • Theatre and Dance Senior Showcase

The Senior Showcase will assist in professionally promoting seniors who have completed their B.F.A. in performing arts. Students will perform for invited agents, casting directors and professional actors from major metropolitan markets, who will ultimately select students to perform in New York City before agents, casting directors, alumni and friends of Southeast Missouri State University.

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