Welcome to the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts' Website

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, students reside in dorms which include wireless internet, work out facilities, cafeteria, computer labs and the Arts Resource Center all on site. Studies include programs leading to either a professional degree or a liberal arts degree. And 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. Want to know more?

In addition to strong academic programs the university is also committed to the community. We offer international touring performances as well as free concerts, exhibits and hands-on learning throughout the year for students of all ages.

And this fall we are getting ready to offer two new workshops to younger students! Students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade will learn to sing, dance and act for musical theatre as they experience a glimpse into the process through the Broadway hit Elf, the Musical. The musical is based on the cherished holiday film. Elf is the story of Buddy, a human elf, who embarks on a journey from The North Pole to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Students will spend their Saturday mornings rehearsing popular songs, scenes, and dances from the beloved show.

And older students, grades 5th through 8th grades, can join in on the fun by learning scenes from the adventurous play, Tom Sawyer, based on the classic novel written by Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer is a tale of a young Tom Sawyer and the mischief he finds himself a part of. Along with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, and love interest, Becky Thatcher, his greatest adventures are presented on stage. Actors will find their voice and gain self-confidence in this artistic environment. These Saturday afternoons will include physical and vocal warm-ups, character-building exercises, and a final performance that takes place on the last day for family and friends.

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So you can see, whether it’s viewing exhibits in the Crisp Museum, interacting in Family Days, participating in youth workshops or attending summer academies there is something for everyone. And did we mention the Summer Arts Festival. The campus rolls with activities and every speck of the campus swirls with activities including free theatrical performances, art displays and hands-on fun. Don’t you want to SEE What’s Next!

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  • Weller-Stilson Honored with 2016 Educator of the Year Award

    Rhonda Weller-Stilson, director and associate dean of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, was honored with a 2016 Educator of the Year Award Oct. 18 by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. Weller-Stilson was among five outstanding educators honored at the Educator Appreciation Reception hosted by Southeast Missouri State […]
  • Crisp Museum hosts ‘Estamos Aquí (We Are Here)’ Music Concert Oct. 21

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a concert of solo and chamber compositions written or inspired by Latin American composers and themes and performed by Southeast students and faculty. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21. Admission is free. […]
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    Based in 1940s New Orleans, “A Streetcar Named Desire” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 as part of the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. This explosive, passionate and […]
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    “A Tribute to the River Campus, Past, Present and Future” is one of several events planned this season is celebration of the 10th season at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The tribute, planned for Tuesday, March 7, will include many activities —  campus tours, recognition of the Vincentians who constructed St. Vincent’s College and […]


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