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The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University offers programs leading to two undergraduate degrees for students who seek a high level of professional competence in piano performance, instrumental performance, voice performance, composition or in music technology. The Bachelor of Arts degree in music is also available to undergraduate students. Graduate programs in music lead to the Master of Arts, Master of Music or Doctor of Philosophy. All these programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Undergraduate Information
Graduate Information
Areas of Study

From performance to ethnomusicology to theory, the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music offers 13 distinct areas of concentration. This includes the new B.A. in Jazz Studies major.

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International Admissions

THE HUGH A. GLASUER SCHOOL OF MUSIC IS DIVERSE, WITH STUDENTS COMING FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO STUDY WITH OUR DYNAMIC AND RENOWNED FACULTY. These countries include South Korea, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Japan, Mexico and more.

 

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Incoming Students

MUSIC THEORY PLACEMENT 

All entering masters and doctoral students take a placement examination in music theory. The examination must be taken before the start of enrollment in a graduate degree program. Graduate theory coursework required as a result of this examination will be counted toward the degree requirements. Students may retake the examination once. Given in August and January, placement dates and time are listed below. 

To help you prepare, please download our study guide.

FALL 2017

Music Theory - Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - E202
 

SPRING 2018

Music Theory - Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - E202
 

Graduate Handbook

 
Online Master of Music in Education

THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY, THE ONLINE MASTER OF MUSIC (M.M.) IN MUSIC EDUCATION OFFERS TEACHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN THEIR MASTERS DEGREE WITHOUT HAVING TO LEAVE THEIR CURRENT POSITION. 

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Schedule a Visit
PLAN TO VISIT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC!
Register for a Music Sample Lesson Day
  • Music Sample Lesson Day is a comprehensive program for prospective high school junior, senior and college transfer students interested in being music majors or minors.
  • This program offers attendees the opportunity to take a sample lesson on your main instrument and observe related ensemble rehearsals.
  • Attendees will also receive advising from music school academic advisors, attend music classes with current music majors, meet music faculty, and tour the School of Music.

Please contact Dr. Jesse Leyva at jleyva@kent.edu, to schedule your visit. 

Undergraduate music students pursue programs leading to the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. An audition is required. Master of Arts degree majors are available in music composition, ethnomusicology and music theory. Master of Music majors are available in performance, performance (chamber music) and conducting. In addition, a complete online Master of Music degree in music education is offered. A Doctor of Philosophy degree is available in music theory-composition and in music education.

A Bachelor of Science in Music Technology is offered at Kent State University at Stark. Audio Recording majors learn advanced audio recording techniques. Music Production majors learn how to use technology to realize creative work such as: original music, arranging and production.

The music minor provides a basic understanding of the music literature, theory and performance. Other minors include, jazz studies, world music, audio recording and music technology. These last two are offered at the Kent State University Stark Campus.