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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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The Howard ReportGuest Artist: The Howard Report
SEP 4  |  7:30 PM  |  Bliss Recital Hall

Sponsered by The New Music Guild

Music at NoonMusic at Noon 
SEP 9  |  12:15 PM  | Butler Institute of American Art

Dana Brass Quintet

Gotta Have it!Gotta Have it! | Retrospective Exhibition 
SEP 18 - NOV 6  |  McDonough Museum of Art

The exhibition is a preview of artwork that will be auctioned
off on November 6 and proceeds will benefit the Museum’s Endowment.

Jazz Ensemble 2015Brunch and Jazz Concert
SEP 20  |  11:00 AM  |  Jewish Community Center of Youngstown

Dana School of Music and Jewish Community Center Host Brunch and Jazz Concert.

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