Looking for information on an artist, a composer, or a director? Are you curious about a piece of work, musical score, film, or play? The following resources offer access to music theory, art and film critiques, and biographies.
Interested in art in the local area? Check out the local theatre and art associations below for links to galleries, theaters, and other organizations in the Dayton area.
An all-volunteer chorus sponsored by the city of Centerville and the Centerville Arts commission. Website provides information on the group, including upcoming events and rehearsals times.
The Centerville Town Hall Theatre is dedicated to inspiring personal growth in young people and creating shared performing arts experiences for families.
Website for the Dayton art organization that provides a wealth of visual art exhibitions and talks.
Nonprofit regional arts agency in the Dayton area that promotes cultural organizations and activities. They provide a guide to events and festivals throughout the year and a directory to the region's different visual and performing arts groups.
The Dayton Art Institute is committed to enriching the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all.
Merger of three organizations including the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic. Website includes information on each group, information on the upcoming season schedule, podcasts, and streaming radio of previous Dayton Philharmonic concert programs.
Website for one of the oldest and biggest community theaters in Southwest Ohio. Located in the Wegeryzn Gardens Metropark in Dayton.
Website for community theater organization in the Dayton area.
Dayton's premier women's show chorus, dedicated to advancing the musical art of a cappella singing. Website includes information about the group and upcoming events.
Dayton's premiere theater company.
La Comedia is one of the nation's largest professional dinner theaters with Broadway-style productions.
Website for the all-volunteer orchestra performing in the Dayton area.
The Miami Valley Community Concert Association sponsors four concerts a year that appeal to a wide array of musical tastes.
Non-profit organization with the goal of giving dancers, ages 10 through 18, pre-professional training in a supportive learning environment. Website includes upcoming events, ticket information, casting information, and more.
The independent movie theater in the Dayton area that offers a great schedule of lesser known foreign and indie films.
Not-for-profit arts organization in the Dayton Area. Website includes information on the Schuster Center, the Victorian Theatre, and the Loft Theatre as well information on upcoming shows.
The not-for-profit organization in Dayton that specializes in shows featuring puppets and masks.
Nonprofit educational arts organization that provides information on film and television. Website includes top 100 lists on a variety of different film topics and the AFI Catalog which is the most authoritative filmographic database on the web with entries for over 60,000 American feature-length films.
Website for the renowned magazine. Includes music news, the weekly top 100 list, music charts, and more.
Website provides information on a wide variety of composers, including biographies and lists of recommended recordings. Some articles include a composer's work lists, audio samples, and links to other resources.
The aggregator of aggregate film websites. Pulls ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, Internet Movie Database, Metacritic and displays them in one clean and convenient location. Website includes film summaries, filmography for both actors and directors, and genre and year searches.
Comprehensive database of Broadway history from the beginnings of New York Theater to current shows.
ISPA is a global network of more than 450 leaders in the performing arts with representation from more than 185 cities and all regions of the globe. The website will keep you apprised of all things going on in the performing arts community.
The Library of Congress’s National Film Registry for over 600 film titles have been deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and earmarked for preservation. The website includes a complete list of titles, brief descriptions, and full-text essays written by film scholars and critics.
Database through the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities at Stanford University. The database provides MIDI recordings, kern files, and complete PDFs of many works by major composers.
Collection consolidated by the Library of Congress. Website includes streaming historical recordings, finding guides, and a list of new and related reference books. Also includes the Jazz on the Screen database, the Tony Schwartz Collection, the WWOZ Collection, and much more.
Website of the not-for-profit organization that actively advances the work of independent filmmakers and storytellers. Provides information on current and upcoming programs, workshops, initiatives, and grants available to artists interested in film, theatre, film composing, storytelling, and emerging platforms. Also includes information on the Institute's annual Sundance Film Festival.
An exceptionally valuable resource for art historical research.
Website provides a collection of over 2000 images on 200 world artists. Also includes art criticism and theory. Covers a large variety of art styles.
A comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's online collection. Includes works of art, chronologies, and essays.
One of the largest collections in the world of painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts. Information is available for more than 110,000 objects, with images provided for 20,000 of them.