Music education is the heart of what we do. In the Glauser School of Music, we train the next generation of music educators, scholars, performers and technology experts through 15 immersive undergraduate and graduate programs that ignite passion and stimulate curiosity.
From Western Classical and Jazz to the many African and Asian traditions, our nearly 30 ensembles annually welcome over 500 music majors, nonmajors and community members to learn, celebrate and perform the diverse music the world has to offer. Every summer, we host the Kent Blossom Music Festival in partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra to become a center of professional music training for over 40 highly skilled young artists from around the world.
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Programs include undergraduate and graduate degrees with concentrations in music education, performance, Jazz studies, theory, composition, ethnomusicology, and music technology.
Glauser School of Music Welcomes Several New Faculty and Staff Fall 2020
In addition to the previously announced appointments for athletic bands and saxophone, additional new faculty include artist-teachers of cello, choral conducting, trumpet, violin and viola, and music education as well as music office staff.
Announcing 20-21 Kent State University Orchestra Concerto Competition Guidelines
Due to COVID-19, the competition will be held virtually this fall, with competitors supplying video recordings.
Ethnomusicology Professor Participates in Unique International Twitter-based Conference
On July 1 and 2, ethnomusicology Assistant Professor Janine Tiffe, Ph.D., took over the Glauser School’s Twitter account to participate in a unique conference hosted on the platform.
Glauser School of Music names Darin Olson Director of Kent State Athletic Bands
A new chapter for the Athletic Bands begins this fall under the leadership of Darin Olson.
Saxophonist Perry Roth to Join the Glauser School of Music’s Faculty Fall 2020
Roth is a classical saxophonist and new music specialist.