School of Music
The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is one of the most distinguished schools of music in the Midwest. The school offers a wide variety of opportunities for both music majors and non-majors through our courses and ensembles. Music education is a vital and central part of the School of Music at Kent State. With in-depth preparation and exposure in pedagogy and musicianship, our students are eager and ready to embark upon the field of teaching. Concentrations in performance and composition are also available and include study with our distinguished applied and academic faculty. In addition, the school hosts the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, among the most respected summer professional training festivals in the country.
areas of study, including Music Education and Musicology
ensembles and music groups
performance venues
A student plays a trumpet for an instructor

Instrumental Ensemble Placement Auditions

Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students: If you wish to audition for bands/orchestra, please download one of the excerpts and sign up for an audition slot.

2017 All-Star Band

All-Star Band

We are excited to host the 2017 NE Ohio All-Star Band at Kent State University! Held on January 27 & 28, this honor band opportunity brings over 175 students to campus for a fun and intense two days of music-making. Band directors submit nominations, and students are selected to participate in either the seventy-five member Wind Symphony, or the 100-piece Symphony Band.