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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media 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

River Campus News

    Fifth House Ensemble Closes Out 2018-2019 ‘Sundays at Three’ Series with ‘Americana’

    Fifth House Ensemble will perform “Americana” in the final concert in the 2018-2019 “Sundays at Three” series on April 28 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble is an innovative professional chamber ensemble [...]

    Concert Band, Wind Symphony Performing ‘Big and Little’ April 30

    The Southeast Missouri State University Concert Band and Wind Symphony will present the final concert of the 2018-2019 Music Ensembles Series with “Big and Little” on Tuesday, April 30, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the Southeast River Campus. The program will feature instrumental music students studying in the Holland College of Arts [...]

    Crisp Museum Celebrating National Poetry Month with Open Mic Night April 25

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a Poetry Open Mic Night Thursday, April 25 to celebrate National Poetry Month. Open Mic Night is scheduled from 7-10 p.m. and is free and open to the public of all ages. Community members are invited to [...]

    River Campus Summer Arts Festival Announces ‘The Aristocats KIDS’ Youth Theatre Workshop

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is offering a summer youth theatre experience to produce Disney’s “The Aristocats KIDS” as part of its 2019 River Campus Summer Arts Festival. Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s “The Aristocats KIDS” is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable [...]


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