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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

  • Symphony to Present Gala Season Opening Concert with Violinist David Halen

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will open its 2016-2017 concert season with a Gala Concert featuring St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster, David Halen, on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus. The program will include some of the most well-known selections from […]
  • Shanghai Acrobats Set as Premiere Performance Oct. 12 for River Campus Touring Season

    The Shanghai Acrobats will kick off the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus 2016-2017 Bank of Missouri Touring Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. “It’s so nice to be able to open our touring season with such magnificent showmanship,” said Bob Cerchio, assistant director of Southeast’s Earl and […]
  • Southeast Alumna to Display Print Work at River Campus Art Gallery

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery will open with “The Wanderlust Matrix: A Long-Distance Relationship (Tamarind Printed Works)” Oct. 10- Nov. 4 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7. Displayed will be a themed lithography portfolio curated by Southeast alumna Candice Corgan. The exhibit includes the work of 20 artists, all […]
  • Catapult Exhibit Inspired by Works of Hemingway, Faulkner

    “Literary Innovation: A Juried National Exhibition Inspired by William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway,” will open on the First Friday in October, Oct. 7, at Catapult Creative House, 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. The juried exhibition is sponsored by Catapult and the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. The show features artists from […]
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