Dana School of Music and University Theatre

Welcome to The Dana School of Music and University Theatre

Through exceptional instruction, innovative and comprehensive curricula, and robust music and theatre programming, our cutting-edge degrees in Music, Music Education, and Theatre embody the YSU mission of inspiring individuals, enhancing futures, and enriching the lives of our students and the broader community. Our world-class faculty provide outstanding artistic and professional training and focus on the professional development and unique career goals of each student. Our programs make YSU a leader in Northeast Ohio in preparing students for today's rapidly changing fields in the performing arts.

The Dana School of Music and University Theatre house multiple rehearsal and performance spaces, highly specialized classrooms and studios, production shops, media labs, state-of the art technology, and more. Our students receive individualized instruction as they pursue the B.A. in Music, B.M. in Music Composition, B.M. in Music Education, B.M. in Music Performance, B.A. in Theatre Studies or Film/Video concentration, or B.F.A. in Theatre or Musical Theatre concentration. All of our programs cultivate life-long skills with proven results that may be seen in our impressive and wide-ranging job placement record and in the success of our students' entrance into competitive graduate programs upon completion of their degree programs at YSU.

We invite you to learn more about our programs, tour our facilities, and meet with one of our world-class faculty and current students. We would love to hear about your interests and talk with you about how we can become an important part of your future.

Dr. Joseph Carucci, Director
(330) 941-1439


To learn more about our degree programs, scholarships, performances, productions, faculty, and students, contact the Dana School of Music and University Theatre at 330-941-3635. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the Cliffe College of Creative Arts Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment at 330-941-2346 or sawaltman@ysu.edu.