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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts a world-class entertainment venue for student and touring performances.  The River Campus is the only campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri. Unlike many universities that house these disciplines in facilities across campus, Southeast provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis and in the same space.

The River Campus opened in 2007 and houses the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center, the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre and the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall as well as the historic Seminary Building.  In Fall 2014, in order to meet growing demand, the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center opened.  In this new residence hall, talented people eat, sleep and work together; whether it’s perfecting an instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece, or working out in the fitness center, there is never a chance of being bored. As you can see, River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups and guest speakers and you find there are unlimited opportunities for anyone interested in the arts. Join us for a free concert, exhibition, workshop, academies, performing arts production or a summer festival. You can never tell what we will do next

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River Campus News

  • Southeast Students Certified in Stage Combat

    Several students with Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance recently received their certification in stage combat from the 22nd Annual Dueling Arts International (DAI) Winter Workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana. In early January, Addison Brown of St. Louis, Missouri; Ellen Carr of Collierville, Tennessee; Emily Hooks of Nashville, Illinois; Danny Kellett of […]
  • Local Area Students to Perform in Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival

    More than 500 students in 23 jazz ensembles from across the bi-state region will perform at the 19th annual Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Feb. 3-4 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The ensembles will perform for three jazz experts who will give them written and recorded comments as well as a live […]
  • Explore ‘Traveling Museums & Other Curiosities’ at River Campus Art Gallery

    “Traveling Museums & Other Curiosities: The Work of Jeffrey Abt” will be on display in Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery Feb. 6-24. An opening reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. with an Artist Talk at 4 p.m. Feb. 3. This show displays a series of collapsible museums and drawings and focuses on […]
  • ‘Public Sculpture: The Art of the Proposal’ Opening Feb. 3 at Catapult

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House announces the opening of “Public Sculpture: The Art of the Proposal” on Friday, Feb. 3. Public art is a growing entrepreneurial and expressive outlet that enlivens communities and alters everyday experiences by changing the visual landscape within public areas. Curated by Chris Wubbena, sculpture professor at Southeast Missouri […]
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