Founded over 140 years ago, the Dana School of Music is one of the oldest music schools in the United States. More than 50 faculty and staff maintain a tradition of conservatory-style music training in a metropolitan university setting. Offered to our students are a wide range of degree programs and majors. Bachelor of Music degrees are awarded in composition, music education, music performance, jazz studies, and recording technology. Candidates may also earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in music history, music theory, or applied music. At the graduate level, programs leading to the Master of Music degree are available to full or part time students in the areas of composition, theory, education, history, performance (including conducting) and jazz studies.
In 2004, the Dana School of Music was designated an All-Steinway School. With a value of $837,000, 68 new Steinway pianos were delivered to the Dana School of Music, making YSU the first public university in Ohio to be designated an All-Steinway School.