The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) 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.

  • Upcoming Concerts

    Upcoming Concerts

    From bands, orchestra, choirs, new music, chamber music and world music to faculty, guest artist and student recitals, the School of Music offers nearly 200 ticketed and free events per year. Please visit our events page for a complete listing!

  • Ensembles


    Whether you're a major or non-major, we have an opportunity for you to play or sing!

  • News


    The latest news, stories and features from the School of Music!

  • Hire a Musician

    Hire a Musician

    The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State offers outstanding students to perform at weddings, parties, benefits and a wide variety of community events. 

  • Music Education

    Music Education

    Kent State is one of only two public universities in Ohio to offer the Bachelors through Ph.D. in Music Education. As part of the program of study, students receive intensive instruction in music theory, music history, ethnomusicology, applied study and education. The program boasts alumni in P-12 and university positions throughout the world. 

  • Alumni


    Discover what a degree from the Hugh A. Glauser School can do for you by getting to know our alumni!

  • Kent Blossom Music Festival

    Kent Blossom Music Festival

    Welcome to the Kent Blossom music festival! The Kent Blossom Music Festival is an advanced training institute for professional music training operated by Kent State University in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center presenting public performances by distinguished artist faculty and talented young musicians.

  • Current Students

    Current Students

    This page contains important resources and information for current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as information about advising and recital hall scheduling. 

  • Newsletter


    Get the latest School of Music news and updates!