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Vocal Arts

Vocal Arts Boot Camp

Grades: 7-12
Chamber Music

Chamber Music Institute

Ages: 12 - Collegiate

Acting Lab Camp

Grades: 8-12

The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast are comprised of the Departments of Art, Music and Theatre & Dance. River Campus provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis. The campus is comprised of and includes state of the art classrooms, studios and performance spaces.

In addition to strong academic programs the university is also committed to our community and summers on the river are rolling with activities for everyone. In addition to summer campus, we’ll be hosting our third annual River Camus Summer Arts Festival where every speck of the campus will be swimming with activities including two free theatrical performances for the family.

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And when its time for formal education Southeast Missouri State University offers more than $17 million in scholarship awards annually, making a Southeast education possible for any student who seeks it. Many options are available, for every discipline within the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. Get more details.

In addition, students reside in dorms which include wireless internet, work out facilities and cafeteria in addition to computer labs and the Arts Resource Center all on site. Studies include programs leading to either a professional degree or a liberal arts degree. Plan you trip to find out more about all Southeast Missouri State has to offer!

The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts is also committed to the community. Free concerts are offered throughout the year and students of all ages are engaged in learning and celebrating the arts. Whether it’s viewing exhibits in the Crisp Museum, interacting in Family Days, participating in youth workshops, summer academies or just coming for the fun at the Summer Festival. Add to this the collaborative efforts of our academic departments and touring performances and you just can never tell what we’ll do next!

Upcoming Events

We hope you join us for the artistic, the entertaining, the thought provoking and the truly inspirational at the only place in the region where art, music, theatre and dance converge and where there’s always something happening. We can’t wait to SEE WHAT’S NEXT at the River Campus.

Spring Youth Workshops

Wow thanks for such a great response for our Spring offerings; these were a big hit! We can't wait to play more in the future and are already putting together new classes for the fall. In the meantime be sure to check out all the summer classes we have scheduled at http://www.semo.edu/camps/index.html.


  • Southeast Students Help Launch New National Online Classifieds Website

    Southeast Missouri State University students are helping to launch a new online classifieds website WhamAds to the Cape Girardeau area. The real-life learning opportunity is a collaboration between marketing students in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and graphic design students at Southeast’s River Campus. The students are putting their digital marketing skills to […]
  • Three Productions Highlight 2016 River Campus Summer Arts Festival

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 2, 2016 – An extended season at Southeast Missouri State University’s third annual River Campus Summer Arts Festival will bring three productions — “Always… Patsy Cline,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Honk! Jr.” – to its stages over two weeks in June. “We are excited to offer an expanded summer season with something […]
  • ‘Close Encounters’ Opening in River Campus Center Dobbins Hallway Gallery

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Art is pleased to present “Close Encounters,” an exhibition of student work, May 5-11 in the River Campus Center Dobbins Hallway Gallery A reception to celebrate the exhibit is planned for 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. This […]
  • Southeast Theatre, Dance Students Performing Senior Showcase at River Campus

    Selected Students Advance to New York City The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will hold its annual Senior Showcase, a cabaret for graduating seniors, at 7:30 p.m. May 6-7 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast’s River Campus. A reception will follow both performances in the John and […]


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Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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