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-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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YSU Marching Pride"Meet the Pride"AUG 29  |  7:30 PM  |  Stambaugh Stadium

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Strike up the Band 2015Strike up the Band 2015SEP 2  |  7:00 PM  | Outdoors at Harrison Common on Walnut Street

Featuring The YSU WInd EnsembleDr. Stephen L. Gage, Conductor

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  Strike up the Band 2015 SEP 2  |  7:00 PM  |  Outdoors at Harrison Common on Walnut Street

Catch this amazing outdoor concert including a diverse and beloved Americana repertoire including Strike Up The Band; The Star Spangled Banner: A Love Song for Our Country; The Sound of Music; Stars and Stripes Forever and much more. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy this summertime classic. Free and open to the public. Parking is available for a nominal fee in the M-1 Wick Avenue deck, accessible from Walnut Street, or in the surface lot next to Harrison Common.

Otherselections include Darius Milhaud's early 20th century chamber orchestra masterwork, Creation du la Monde, Op. 81a; Camille Saint Saens' classic work for violin, Introduction and Rondo Cappricioso; Pablo de Sarasate’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; and Ludwig van Beethoven's  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21. Concert tickets are $5 each; $4 for students and senior citizens, and free for anyone with a valid YSU ID, and may be ordered by phone at (330) 259-0555, in person at the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office, or online at www.stambaughauditorium.com.    For more information please call the Dana School of Music at 330/941-3636.  For a complete calendar of events please visit web.ysu.edu/c

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 auctionedoff on November 6 and proceeds will benefit the Museum’s Endowment.

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