Southeast Missouri State University

The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast is comprised of the Department of Art, Department of Music and the Department of Theatre & Dance and students in these disciplines receive their training at River Campus. Students may elect programs of study that lead to either a professional degree or a liberal arts degree.  And to keep up with growing demand, River Campus is undergoing new construction of instructional spaces that include an on-site Residence Hall opening Fall 2014.  Bringing all the visual and performing arts together in one location offers unique opportunities for students to experience innovative degree programs and to work with other artists and performers on a daily basis.

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Youth workshops at River Campus!

Spring Workshops

And NEW this spring, elementary and middle school students get to experience artistic learning opportunities too! The first class session offered students the chance to learn new performance skills in conjunction with Southeast’s production of Peter Pan. And thanks to such a large response, we are excited to offer two more chances for students to learn theatre performance skills along with storytelling, self-expression and teamwork. All classes take place at Southeast Missouri State River Campus and culminate in a final performance for family and friends.

Summer Camps

Summer at Southeast offers a wide variety of academic and special interest opportunities to area youth ranging in age from pre-school to college through one day, multi-day and overnight summer programs and camps. Each program or camp is designed to highlight a particular field of study or skill and to encourage everyone to explore their potential. See what excitement awaits your theatrical, musical or artsy student!


  • ‘Come to the Jazz Party’ Closes Season

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 22, 2014 — Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present its final Jazz Series season event of the 2013-2014 season, “Come to the Jazz Party,” on Thursday, May 1, at Southeast’s River Campus. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.  This exciting […]
  • Orchestra Performing Haydn’s ‘Harmonie’ Mass May 6

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21, 2014 — The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, along with the University Choir and Choral Union, will combine to perform Joseph Haydn’s late, great “Harmonie” Mass for orchestra, full choir and vocal soloists May 6 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. The concert is scheduled for […]
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony Society to Present Sixth Annual Gala Dinner

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, April 21, 2014 – The Southeast Missouri Symphony Board and Symphony Society will hold the Sixth Annual Gala Pre-Concert Dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The dinner will feature five elegant courses and will precede the […]
  • St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster Performing at River Campus May 3

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21, 2014 – Violinist David Halen will perform at 3 p.m. on May 3 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus as part of the Sundays at Three concert series. The concert will be held on Saturday, May 3, in […]