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.
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.
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.
Choral music has a longstanding tradition of excellence at Kent State University. Open to music majors and non-music 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!
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!