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Learn more about all of the exciting music opportunities at Kent State. There are a number of ways to get involved with the many ensembles and musical groups on campus.

Marching Golden Flashes
As the largest student organization on campus, the Marching Golden Flashes  serves as the most visible musical ambassador of the Athletic Department, the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, and Kent State University. Band membership is open to all Kent students and represents virtually every school on campus. 

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Bands
The Kent State University Bands offer our students the chance to make music in nine performing ensembles to meet your skill and scheduling needs. Music majors and non-music majors have the opportunity to create and perform in athletic bands, jazz ensembles, and concert bands taught by outstanding and engaging faculty. Whether the goal is to become a performer, teacher, or to simply stay active and enjoy music, the Kent State Bands have a place for you!

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Band Ensembles

Bands Faculty and Staff

Bands Auditions

Bands Information Request Form

Choirs
Choral music has a longstanding tradition of excellence at Kent State University. Open to music majors and nonmusic majors alike, our variety of six exciting ensembles offer you singing opportunities that match your skill and level of interest. Whether you aspire to a performing or teaching career, or simply have the desire to continue singing as creative outlet, we have a place for you! 
Kent State Choirs — where your voice is heard!

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Kent State University Chorale

Kent Chorus

Men's Chorus

Women's Chorus

Nova Jazz Singers

Kent State University Gospel Choir

Orchestra
The Kent State University Orchestra is one of the major performance ensembles in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music.
It is open to all KSU students, through audition, regardless of major.

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New Music
The Kent State University New Music Ensemble, directed by Frank Wiley and noa even, is a student ensemble that presents a broad range of new music, with an emphasis on works by living composers. World premieres of new compositions are often included in the repertoire.  

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World Music
WORLD MUSIC IS A VITAL AND INTEGRAL PART OF THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND THE ETHNOMUSICOLOGY PROGRAM. ENSEMBLES OFFERED COVER A BROAD RANGE OF CULTURAL MUSIC FROM AFRICA TO ASIA TO THE CARIBBEAN. OPEN TO STUDENTS OF ANY MAJOR.

African Ensemble

Thai Ensemble

Steel Band