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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

    ‘Heathers: The Musical’ Opens Dialogue on Teen Issues in Offbeat Comedy at River Campus

    The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer who rejects the cruelest girls in Westerberg High, the Heathers, for a new boyfriend who plans to put the girls in their place, six feet under, exposes bullying, depression, teen suicide and a range of adolescent issues in the hilarious heartfelt comedy, “Heathers: The Musical” Oct. 30-Nov. 10 [...]

    Axiom Quartet Performing Oct. 27 in ‘Sundays at Three’ Series

    The Axiom Quartet will perform a concert in the Chateau Girardeau “Sundays at Three” series at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The Axiom Quartet was formed in 2012 and features two violinists, a violist and a [...]

    Southeast Alumnus Composes Work to Premiere at Sheldon Concert Hall

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Daniel Fitzpatrick has recently been nominated to compose a piece for the Mizzou New Music Initiative. Fitzpatrick, a 2019 Southeast graduate with a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis on music composition, is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in music composition at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Fitzpatrick was commissioned [...]

    St. Louis Artist to Present ‘It’s All Relative’ in After Hours Series

    The After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture series opens this year on Oct. 10 with this semester’s topic, “Keeping it Close to Home: A Global Perspective.” The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Catapult Creative House, will feature St. Louis-based artist and designer Sammi Allen. Allen is a Southeast Missouri State University alumna, graduating [...]


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One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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