Students Chat With Pianist Alpin Hong

On April 24, third graders from Bloom-Vernon schools visited to have a chat about music with pianist Alpin Hong. While he was in town to perform a concert. Later that day, students from SSU’s BFA Musical Theatre program also had an opportunity to discuss careers in the arts with Alpin. Check out the pictures from […]


The Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association (SOPAA) is committed to the fine arts education of young people in the Southern Ohio area.  During the 2009-2010 concert season, our focus has intensified. We have stressed the student ticket sales by meeting with all vocal and instrumental teachers in Scioto and Jackson County.  A ticket-delivery program was […]

Doc Severinsen Meets South Webster

On the afternoon of September 17, 2009, the South Webster High School Band Trumpet section and band director, Ryan Erwin, came to the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts for a special open rehearsal of Doc Severinsen and El Ritmo de la Vida.  The group spent about an hour watching the rehearsal, and then were […]


“Hairspray” brought out the employees of SOMC, who came with not only the idea of having fun, but being informative.  100 plus SOMC employee’s attended “Employee Night” at Hairspray. The hospital presented a display of their Cancer Center in the lobby of the VRCFA that evening.  Information from the American Cancer Society was available, and many […]