Dana School of Music

Welcome to the Dana School of Music! Founded 150 years ago, Dana is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the United States. Our talented and vibrant faculty and students are involved with more than 100 events annually, including performances in historic regional halls (including the DeYor Performing Arts Center and Stambaugh Auditorium), distinguished lecturers, guest artists, and research pursuits. Our many illustrious alums may be found performing in orchestras, opera companies, prestigious military groups, and other touring ensembles; enshrined as Hall of Fame Songwriters and Grammy Award winners; and teaching in conservatories, universities, and primary and secondary schools throughout the US. More than 50 faculty and staff maintain a tradition of conservatory-style music training and musical excellence in an urban research university setting.

We are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offer a comprehensive listing of undergraduate Bachelor of Music degree programs as well as Bachelor of Arts options that provide additional breadth of study. Graduate students may earn a Master of Music degree in performance, music education, jazz, history and literature, and theory and composition.

To learn more about our degree programs, faculty, students, facilities, entrance requirements, and scholarships, please click on the tabs on this page or contact the Dana School of Music directly at 330-941-3636. To schedule a personalized campus visit, please contact Danielle Lorenzi, Cliffe College Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment, at 330-941-2346 or djlorenzi@ysu.edu. We would love to show you our school, hear about your interests, and become an important part of your future. We will look forward to seeing you soon!

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YSU Horn Day

The Dana School of Music will be hosting YSU Horn Day on Sunday, January 13th from 12 pm – 5 pm in Bliss Hall at Youngstown State University. The event will begin with a recital by Sean Yancer, YSU Horn Professor and guest artist, Meghan Guegold. There will also be a performance by the Dana Horn Choir, a group warm up, master-class as well as a discussion on technique and audition preparation. Lastly, all attendees will have the opportunity to perform with current horn students and then enjoy lunch provided by the Dana School of Music. If you have questions or concerns, please email Sean Yancer or call 330-941-3636.