Dana Guitar Association

Thank you for visiting the Dana Guitar Association of Youngstown State University. We are a non-profit student organization that is devoted to the promotion and awareness of the classical and jazz guitar in Youngstown, Northeastern Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania. We present several concerts, clinics, and masterclasses every season by students, faculty, and internationally acclaimed guest artists at the Dana School of Music.

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News 2017-2018

  • Our 2017-2018 concert season will feature performances and masterclasses by acclaimed classical and jazz guitarists including:
    • Dave Stryker (Indiana University-Bloomington and The Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop)
    • Xavier Jara (Winner of the 2016 GFA International Classical Guitar Competition)
    • Elliot Frank (Prize winner in the Concurso Internacional de la Casa de EspaƱa in San Juan, Puerto Rico)
    • Julian Lage (World-renowned jazz guitarist)

Recent YSU Guitar Student Successes PDF

Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships, Tuition Information

There are many scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate guitar students at YSU, and graduate assistantships are also available to guitar students pursuing a Master's degree. Further, YSU has one of the lowest tuition rates in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.



The following people and organizations have generously supported the Dana Guitar Association's 2017-2018 concert season. We sincerely thank our fine sponsors for their support.

  • Boardman Subaru
  • Dr. and Mrs. Dean Bernacchia
  • Anthony and Barbara Buzzacco
  • Dr. Tedrow Perkins
  • Dr. Pietro Pascale and John M. Pascale, luthier
  • Mayflower Wollam Financial Group
  • Frank's Auto Parts (Youngstown)
  • James Stroud
  • David and Joanne Rich
  • Student Government Association of YSU