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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 Student Combines Passions for Journalism, Music at KRCU

    Will to Do: In Their Own Words In the pre-dawn hours of early morning while most students are still snoozing, Southeast Missouri State University student Lindsey Grojean has already started her work day as host and producer at KRCU, southeast Missouri’s NPR station broadcasting from Southeast’s campus. Grojean, of New Hamburg, Missouri, is a senior […]
  • Southeast Alumnus Presents ‘Making Space for Myself’ in Red Light Night Event

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Conley Clark will present “Making Space for Myself” at 7 p.m. on March 15 as part of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri’s Red Light Night series. Clark is the gallery manager at the Arts Council and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from Southeast. This will be […]
  • Southeast Announces Lineup for 2018 Summer Art Academy Workshops

    Southeast Missouri State University offers an opportunity to create, engage and learn in a wide variety of media for children through adults in its 2018 Art Academy Workshops beginning in June. The majority of workshops will be held in Southeast’s River Campus Art Studios under the guidance of highly qualified master art instructors and art […]
  • Southeast Musical ‘An American Hero’ Selected to Prestigious New York Musical Festival

    “An American Hero,” a musical co-written by 2017 Southeast Missouri State University graduate Cody Cole of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson, Chair of Southeast’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, has been selected to be performed in this summer’s New York Musical Festival (NYMF). The New York Musical Festival nurtures the creation, production, and […]


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