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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.


  • Crisp Museum Hosts ROCKWORX Academy June 7-10

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting ROCKWORX, a four-day summer academy for youth, June 7-10. Participants will experience a number of interesting and fun hands-on rock activities. Lessons include geology, fossils, primitive tools, crystals, art creations and more. A morning session for ages […]
  • ‘A Pilgrimage’ Opening May 27 in Dobbins Hall Gallery

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in conjunction with the Department of Art announce the opening of “A Pilgrimage” May 27 in the Dobbins Hall Gallery. The exhibition will feature collage pieces by Dr. Joni Hand, assistant professor of art history. A pilgrimage usually refers to a long arduous trip initiated by a religious or […]
  • ‘Southeast on Broadway’ Connects Graduating Theatre and Dance Majors with NYC Professionals

    Twenty four May theatre and dance graduates from Southeast Missouri State University made their debut in New York City yesterday before agents, casting directors, industry professionals, alumni and friends of the University. “Southeast on Broadway” was held May 17 at the famed Michael Howard Acting Studio in New York City. The recent graduates were selected […]
  • Will To Do Times Two

    Pairs of Twins Celebrating Graduation Milestone Together It has been said that “a job worth doing is worth doing together.” Nothing could be truer for two sets of twins who together set their hearts and minds to the task of completing college degrees at Southeast Missouri State University. Rebecca and Grace Taylor of Bloomfield, Missouri, […]


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Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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