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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

  • Moscow Festival Ballet Performing Classic ‘Don Quixote’ at River Campus

    Moscow Festival Ballet returns to the Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus April 28 performing “Don Quixote” as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of Missouri Touring Series. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. To have this world-class touring company once again present their magnificent ballet is a […]
  • Symphony, University Choir, Choral Union, Courante Youth Chorus to Perform ‘Carmina Burana’

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, Choral Union and Courante Youth Chorus will combine to perform Carl Orff’s famous “Carmina Burana” for full orchestra, choirs and soloists at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Also on the concert will be the […]
  • Mizicko Presenting ‘Found Objects as Musical Instruments’ in Red Light Night Series

    Dr. Shane Mizicko, associate professor of music and director of percussion studies at Southeast Missouri State University, will present “Found Objects as Musical Instruments” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, as part of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri’s Red Light Night Series. Mizicko’s lecture-performance will explore the role and influence of found objects in […]
  • Crisp Museum Announces Plein Air Painting Events, Artist Talk

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting two events highlighting the art of plein air painting. The events will include a painting workshop and artist talk with a painting demonstration. Plein air painting is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The […]


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