College of Creative Arts and CommunicationYoungstown State University

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Welcome to the College of Creative Arts and Communication! As you move around Bliss Hall, you will find the College to be a hub of activity featuring events, faculty and student engagement, and a stimulating environment for learning about the arts. The faculty are dedicated to student success and providing hands-on opportunities.

-Michael R. Crist, Ph.D.

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Dean Crist

Michael R. Crist, Ph.D. |  Interim Dean

Michael Crist has been a member of the Dana School of Music faculty for more than 30 years. Dr. Crist currently serves as Interim Dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication, and before that appointment he served as Director of the Dana School of Music at YSU for thirteen years. His teaching responsibilities have included; applied trombone, assistant band director, director of Jazz Ensemble II and III, conductor of the Dana Trombone Ensemble, and numerous classes in music education and music technology.

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Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition

Spring Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
APR 24 - MAY 8 |  McDonough Museum of Art

An Exhibition of work from students graduating in the spring of 2015 from the Department of Art at Youngstown State University
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The Creative Portrait

The Creative Portrait
APR 7-17  |  Solomon Gallery

An exhibition exploring expression, personality, and mood of a subject through photography
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Dana Flute Ensemble

Dana Flute Ensemble
APR 21  |  6:00 PM  |  Bliss Recital Hall

Come to the Bliss Recital Hall for Dana Flute Ensemble

YSU Dance EnsembleYSU Dance Ensemble
APR 16-18  |  7:30pm  |  Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall

 Come to the 24th Annual concert produced by the YSU Dance Ensemble.

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Amanda PowellBeyond Boundaries
Amanda Powell

 A new recording by Amanda Powell featuring the participation of several Dana School of Music Faculty.

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