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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out of this furnace

FEB 26 - 28  |  7:30 PM  |  Ford Theater
MAR 1  |  2:00 PM  |  Ford Theater

One weekend only in Bliss Hall. 
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9th Annual YSU Wind and Percussion Invitational9th Annual YSU Wind and Percussion Invitational
FEB 27 | 7:00 PM | Stambaugh Auditorium $

Join us for guest performances of wind and percussion.

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BFA Musical Theater Auditions

BFA Musical Theater Auditions
FEB 28 

Call 330-941-3810 to reserve a spot.

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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Faculty Recital

Faculty Recital
MAR 1  |  4:00 PM  |  Bliss Recital Hall

Dr. Caroline Oltmanns, Piano 

Dana Symphony Orchestra

Dana Symphony Orchestra
MAR 2  |  7:30 PM  |  Stambaugh Auditorium $

Featuring the winners of the Dana Young Artists' Competition

Call for Entries

MAR 19 & 20 |  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  McDonough Museum of Art

Here is a chance to showcase your artwork! Submit your work at these dates and times shown above. There is a $5.00 fee per entry.

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