Support for WYSU is Provided by YSU's Cliffe College of Creative Arts

Cliffe College, Bliss Hall, YSU

Support for WYSU is provided by Youngstown State University's Cliffe College of Creative Arts

YSU's Cliffe College of Creative Arts serves as a cultural center for the YSU campus, and for the Mahoning Valley. The Cliffe College hosts more than 400 events annually, including over 100 musical performances, art exhibits, major theatrical productions, and the Summer Festival of the Arts. For more information about the Cliffe College of Creative Arts visit THIS website, or call 330-941-3625.

Here is the Cliffe College Events Calendar for February and March of 2022:

  • Running Through March 5

McDonough Museum Exhibitions
Matthew Kolodziej - Open Storage
Piotr Szyhalski - COVID-19: Labor Camp Report
Donald Black Jr - A Day No One Will Remember
Emerging Artists Sarah Bowling, Han Diaspora Group, Laura Hudspith, Rosabel Kurth and Rebecca Shapass - There are seams in purgatory
McDonough Museum of Art
Public hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

  • Running Through February 25

Alumni Spotlight: James Rogers Jr: This, That and the Other (The Way I See It)
Black History Month Exhibition
Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, Bliss Hall, second floor
Public hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • Wednesday, February 2

Music at Noon: Chamber Music Concert (Voice and Clarinet Students)
Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 PM

  • Friday, February 4

Alumnus/Faculty Recital: Christopher Mrofchak and Francois Fowler Guitar Duo
Bliss Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

  • Tuesday, February 8

Elana Herzog: Art Lecture
Virtual Presentation via WebEx, 12:00 PM
Access link available at https://art.ysu.edu/

  • Wednesday, February 9

Music at Noon: Faculty Recital, Cicilia Yudha, piano
Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 PM

  • Wednesday, February 9

The Dana Ensemble
Arrangements by Dave Morgan
Feature vocalist Evelyn Wright and trumpeter and Dana alumnus James Suggs
Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, 7:30 PM
Free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, February 10

An Evening with Austin Pendleton
A Benefit Supporting Trumbull New Theater
Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, 7:00 PM
Tickets are $20 at are available at www.ysu.tix.com

  • Thursday, February 10

Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler: Art Lecture
Virtual Presentation via WebEx
Access link at https://art.ysu.edu/

  • Wednesday, February 16

Music at Noon: Flute Studio Recital
Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 PM

  • Thursday, February 17

15th Wind & Percussion Invitational
Stambaugh Auditorium, 7:00 PM
Tickets are $8/$7/free at www.stambaughauditorium.com

  • Saturday, February 19

Dana School of Music Audition Day
Bliss Hall, YSU, 8:30 AM
Register at ysu.edu/academics/college-creative-arts-and-communication/dana-school-of-music/admission

  • Saturday, February 19

Colorguard for a Day

  • Saturday, February 19

Strings Masterclass with Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Bliss Recital Hall, 1:00 PM

  • Saturday, February 19

Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Classical Music Ensemble
Ford Family Recital Hall, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 7:30 PM
88.5 WYSU-FM is proud to be a Co-Sponsor of this event!
Founded in Mexico in 1982, this ensemble is a leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. They have won numerous awards including the 2012 and 2016 Latin Grammy for Best Classical recordings and three Chamber Music America/ASCAP’s “Most Adventurous Programming” Award.
Tickets are $30/$25/$5 and free for children 12 and under, and are available at www.deyorpac.org

  • Monday, February 21

Jazz Ensembles
Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, February 23

Music at Noon: Voice Area Recital
Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 PM

  • Wednesday, February 23

Artist talk: Donald Black Jr
McDonough Museum of Art, 5:10 PM
Public hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

  • Friday & Saturday, February 25, 26 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2:00 PM

University Theatre presents The Music Man (Concert Version)
Ford Theater, Bliss Hall
Tickets are $16/$8 (senior citizen and with YSU ID)
Information and tickets available at 330-941-3105 or at www.ysu.tix.com

  • Saturday, February 26

Dana School of Music Audition Day
Bliss Hall, YSU, 8:30 AM
Register at ysu.edu/academics/college-creative-arts-and-communication/dana-school-of-music/admission

  • Saturday, February 26

Visual and Dramatic Arts, University Theatre Audition Day
Bliss Hall, YSU, 10:00 AM
Register at ysu.edu/theatre/musical-audition-form

  • Saturday, February 26

Dana Chorale with Cleveland Chamber Choir
Performing “Cecilia and Her World” with Cecilia McDowall, award-winning British composer
Amasa Stone Chapel, Cleveland 7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve University
11118 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

  • Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 25

Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts University Theatre Exhibition
The Various Stages of Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors
Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, Bliss Hall, second floor
Public hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • Monday, February 28

YSU Concert Band
Stambaugh Auditorium, 7:30 PM
Tickets are $8/$7/free at www.stambaughauditorium.com

  • Tuesday, March 1

Muse Series: Dana Piano Trio Recital
McDonough Museum of Art, 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, March 2

Music at Noon: Faculty Chamber Recital (Misook Yun, soprano; Caroline Oltmanns, piano; Sean Yancer, horn)
Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 PM

  • Wednesday, March 2

Guest Artist Recital: Dr. Joachim Reinhuber, piano (Texas A&M, Kingsville, TX)
Bliss Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

  • Thursday, March 3

Jacob Hashimoto: Art Lecture
Virtual Presentation via WebEx, 4:00 PM
Access link at https://art.ysu.edu/

  • Thursday, March 3

Jazz Combos
Spotlight Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, March 16

Music at Noon: Dana School of Music Piano Studio Recital
Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 PM

  • Friday, March 18

YSU Jazz Ensemble
Pymatuning Valley Jazz Festival, Andover, OH

  • Sunday, March 20

Voice Department Recital
Bliss Recital Hall, 3:00 PM

  • Monday, March 21

Guest Artist Piano Recital: Nanyi Qiang (Central State University)
Bliss Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

  • Tuesday, March 22

Ky Anderson: Informal Studio Talk
Virtual Presentation via WebEx, 12:00 PM
Access link at https://art.ysu.edu/

  • Tuesday, March 22

Guest Artist Recital: Dr. Kirill Gliadkowski, piano (Saddleback University, CA)
Bliss Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, March 23

Music at Noon: Percussion Ensemble
Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 PM

  • Wednesday, March 23

Horn Studio Recital
Bliss Recital Hall, 7:00 PM

  • Friday, March 25 through Saturday, April 9

Exhibition – Student Art Association, The 85th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition
McDonough Museum of Art
Reception: March 25, 5:00-7:00 PM
Public hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

  • Saturday, March 26

Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series
Presents tenor Karim Sulayman with fortepianist Yiheng Yang
Ford Family Recital Hall at DeYor Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Lebanese-American tenor Karim Sulayman is a sophisticated and versatile artist who won the 2019 Best Classical Solo Vocal Grammy Award.
Tickets are $35/$25/$5 and free for children 12 and under, and are available at www.deyorpac.org

  • Saturday, March 26

YSU Flute Festival, Mark Sparks, Guest Artist
Bliss Hall

  • Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 8

Exhibit: Missy McCormick: Current Clay
Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, Bliss Hall, second floor
Public hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • Monday, March 28

Dana Spring Choral Concert I
St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, March 30

Music at Noon
Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 PM

  • Wednesday, March 30

Faculty Chamber Recital
Misook Yun, soprano; Caroline Oltmanns, piano; Sean Yancer, horn
Bliss Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

  • Thursday, March 31

Student Honors Recital
McDonough Museum of Art, 7:30 PM