Universities & Colleges
Yellow Springs • 937-767-1286
The arts curriculum at Antioch College introduces students to multiple perspectives and strategies of art making, including interdisciplinary, community-based and global contexts, both in the classroom and through work experiences. Herndon Gallery is the site for art and photography exhibits, receptions, lectures, and music performances that are open to the community.
Cedarville • 937-766-7700
Cedarville University offers innovative art, design, and theatre programs, inspiring creativity and preparing individuals to pursue their artistic futures. The community is invited to participate by attending the 2019–2020 theatre season, as well as a variety of musical performances featuring a Brass Choir, Concert Chorale, Jazz Band, Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Choir, and University Orchestra.
Central State University
Wilberforce • 937-376-6011
The Department of Fine & Performing Arts offers a major in the disciplines of art and music. In addition to providing professional and pre-professional training to its majors and minors, the department serves as a major cultural center and offers a wide range of concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, and courses that promote the aesthetic development of the community. The Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center offers many free concerts throughout the year.
Clark State Community College
Springfield • 937-328-3874
The Clark State Performing Arts Center is the performance home for area arts organizations and is helping to revitalize downtown Springfield by acting as the hub of entertainment, arts and culture. An impressive array of performances are offered annually.
Edison State Community College
Piqua • 937-778-8600
Edison State Community College presents a series of performances and exhibitions each year entitled “The Arts at Edison State,” which features a broad array of visual, performing, and literary arts opportunities in addition to performances by the Edison State Stagelight Players.
Oxford • 513-529-1809
The School of Creative Arts is also home to the Miami University Art Museum and the Performing Arts Series, both of which contribute to academic offerings through artistic collaborations across campus, while providing diversity, cultural awareness, and access to the arts for the community and region. The Performing Arts Series brings an impressive array of national talent to the Dayton Region each year.
Dayton • 937-512-2076
Sinclair embraces the arts as a way to improve creativity, spread awareness, provide inspiration and depict culture from all over the world. The downtown campus offers art galleries, concerts and theatre productions dedicated to making the arts accessible to all, showing their value to academic success at all levels.
University of Dayton
Dayton • 937-229-2545
From visual art exhibitions and diverse music to theatre and dance performances, arts audiences will find something for everyone at the University of Dayton. UD’s Art and Design, University Libraries, IACT at ArtStreet, Music, and Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology offerings allow you to explore the many facets of human nature and how the arts shape perceptions, leading to cultural, political, and personal change.
Wilberforce • 937-376-2911
Renowned for its music program, Wilberforce University is home to the internationally known Wilberforce University Choir, which traces its roots back to 1878. The Choir is composed of more than 50 singers and has a repertoire that includes a variety of artistic genres, including classical, African-American spirituals, contemporary gospel, and jazz, as well as opera and Broadway styles.
Springfield • 937-327-ARTS (2787)
Wittenberg University presents public talks, theatre productions, dance concerts, music recitals, ensemble concerts, art shows, and cultural festivals that enliven the campus and the greater community. From visual and performing artists of national and international prominence to diverse cultural, intellectual, and value-centered programs, The Wittenberg Series annually enhances Wittenberg’s academic program by providing unique and exciting avenues to engage with the arts.
Wright State University
Dayton • 937-775-ARTS (2787)
Wright State University’s Departments of Art and Art History; Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures; and School of Music have joined together to form CELIA—Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts. CELIA facilitates development of initiatives to enrich the already remarkable artistic climate in the Dayton Region while enhancing ongoing collaborations and nurturing new partnerships. Wright State productions take place on campus in the Creative Arts Center, which contains three unique performance spaces and the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries.