Meet the SMARTS Team

Student Assistants

Meet our dedicated team of student assistants who work to make SMARTS great.

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Max Franko

Student Assistant

Max Franko is a music composition major at Youngstown State University. He plays the trumpet and piano. He has experience teaching private lessons and leading large recording sessions. Max has been a student assistant at SMARTS for almost two years, and this is his first year as a CTA.

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Erica Hays

Student Assistant


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Sarah Schwenke

Student Assistant

Sarah Schwenke is a Junior music performance major and entrepreneurship minor at YSU. Her primary instrument is the horn, and she is a member of multiple ensembles at the Dana School of Music and in the community. Sarah has experience teaching individually and to groups at local high schools and is also a student assistant at SMARTS.

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Dagmar Stahl

Student Assistant

Becky Keck, SMARTS President.

SMARTS Circle Members: Myra Vitto, President; Paul Garchar, Vice President; Nicole Ramson, Treasurer; Misty Hazy, Secretary; Christine Rhoades, Past President; Denise Holt, Bergen Giordani, Alura Webb, and John A. McNally IV.


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25 East Boardman Street, First Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503

330-574-2787 (ARTS)