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 2016-2017

  • Our 2016-2017 concert season will feature performances and masterclasses by acclaimed classical and jazz guitarists including:

    Student Achievements 2016-2017

    • Chris Mrofchak (BM Performance, 2014) accepts full scholarship to pursue DMA studies at the Florida State University College of Music under the direction of Bruce Holzman.
    • Michael Reardon (BM Performance, 2016) was offered Graduate Assistantships at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Indiana-Bloomington. Mike accepted the assistantship in Indiana to study and teach under the direction of Ernesto Bitetti.
    • Anthony Kunovic (BM Jazz Studies, 2015) accepts graduate assistantship at YSU (Master's in Jazz Studies)
    • Ben Dague (BMus. Education-2010, MM Performance-2014) offered three full-time teaching positions beginning in the Fall 2016: Browning Public Schools in Montana, Santa Fe Public Schools in Arizona, and Legacy Traditional Charter Schools in Arizona. He accepted the Legacy Traditional Charter School position.
    • Albert Troiani hired as adjunct instructor of guitar at East High School (Youngstown) and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (Pittsburgh)
    • Michael Reardon was selected to perform in a masterclass hosted by the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society with internationally renowned virtuoso Manuel Barrueco on April 17, 2016



The following people and organizations have generously supported the Dana Guitar Association's 2016-2017 concert season. We sincerely thank our fine sponsors for their support.