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.
ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Our 2019-2020 concert season will feature performances and masterclasses by acclaimed classical and jazz guitarists including:
Eric Susoeff (Duquesne University)
Zvonimir Tot (University of Illinois at Chicago and Jamey Aebersold Summer Workshops)
Chattanooga Guitar Duo (Tennessee)
Christopher Mrofchak (Florida, and YSU alumnus)
Congratulations to some recent YSU guitar graduates
Christopher Mrofchak (BM Performance, 2014) was invited to participate in the
prestigious 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition in Malibu, California.
Shaun McCune (BM Performance, 2019) was the winner of two recent competitions: the 2018 Dana School of Music concerto competition (Concierto for Guitar by Elmer Bernstein) and the 2018 YMTA (Youngstown Music Teachers' Association) performance competition.
Nicholas Frank (BM Performance, 2019) hired as an adjunct instructor of jazz
guitar at the acclaimed New York University (NYU) in 2019 where also he will be
pursuing his Master's degree (studying with Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein).
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.
Classical and jazz guitarists who have performed and taught masterclasses at YSU.
Dan Wilson (Grammy Award Nominee and YSU alumnus) 2019
Stephen Mattingly (University of Louisville, KY) 2019
Tengyue Zhang (China—2017 GFA winner) 2018
Zvonimir Tot (University of Illinois at Chicago and Jamey Aebersold Summer Workshops) 2018
Julian Lage (3 time Grammy Award nominee) 2018
Elliot Frank (East Carolina University) 2018
Xavier Jara (USA, GFA winner) 2017
Dave Stryker (Indiana University-Bloomington and The Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop)
Peter Bernstein (NYC) 2017
Patrick Kearney (Canada) 2017
Thibaut Garcia (France, GFA winner) 2016
Ben Monder (Guitarist on David Bowie's last CD Blackstar) 2016
Ekachai Jearakul (Thailand, GFA winner)2016
Tim Miller (Berklee College of Music) 2016
Brad Shepik (New England Conservatory) 2015
Andrew Zohn (Columbus State University, Georgia) 2015
Dan Wilson (YSU alumnus) 2015
Anton Baranov (Russia, GFA winner) 2015
Sharpe/Zohn Guitar Duo (Columbus State University, Georgia) 2014
Ben Monder (New England Conservatory of Music) 2014
Bruce Saunders (Berklee College of Music, University of Texas-Austin) 2014
Mary Akerman (Kennesaw State University, GFA winner) 2014
Jeffrey McFadden (University of Toronto, Canada) 2013
Vladimir Gorbach (Russia, GFA winner) 2013
Joe Negri (USA) 2012, 2013
Johannes Möller (Sweden, GFA winner) 2012
Duo Spiritoso: Andrew Zohn (USA) and Jeff McFadden (Canada) 2011