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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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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David Starkey

Guest Artist | David Starkey
MAR 26 & 27 

David Starkey is the founder and General & Artistic Director of the Asheville Lyric Opera. Click here for event information.

79th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition79th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition
MAR 27 - APR 10  |  McDonough Museum of Art

Here is an opportunity to see the strengths and diversity of student artwork at YSU

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Jose Alvarez

Artist Lecture | Jose Alvarez
MAR 30 |  3:00 PM  |  McDonough Museum

Visit the McDonough for a lecture by Jose Alvarez.

Elizabeth EmeryWorkshop and Lecture | Elizabeth Emery (Guest Artist)
Workshop  |  APR 1  | 1:00 PM |  Bliss Hall, RM 1059
Lecture  |  APR 1  |  3:30 PM  |  McDonough Museum of Art

Youngstown State University’s Department of Art announces a workshop and lecture by guest artist, mixed media sculptor Elizabeth Emery

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