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.

Explore our Programs

Programs include undergraduate and graduate degrees with concentrations in music education, performance, Jazz studies, theory, composition, ethnomusicology, and music technology.

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Music

Jazz Studies

Contemporary Popular Music (Stark Campus)

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Instrumental Performance

Composition

Music Education

Piano Performance

Voice Performance

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Stark Campus Only

Music Technology

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Composition

Ethnomusicology

Music Theory

Master of Music (M.M.)

Conducting

Music Education (100% Online)

Performance
Concentrations available in String Quartet
and Collaborative Piano

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Music Composition-Theory

Music Education

Graduate Programs

Minors

Music | Jazz Studies | World Music | Arts Entrepreneurship | Music Technology* | Audio Recording*

*Stark Campus only 

Minors
  • Live Streaming

    Live Streaming

    We offer live webcasts for nearly all concerts and recitals presented by the Glauser School.

  • Events

    Events

    A core part of life at the School of Music, we offer nearly 200 public events every year.

  • Open House

    Open House

    The best way to discover what makes the Kent State School of Music unique is to experience it for yourself! High school students, transfer students, parents and teachers are encouraged to attend. Registration is now live!

  • Bands

    Bands

    Nine ensemble options to fit your schedule and interests. 

  • Choirs

    Choirs

    Six exciting ensembles to fit your schedule and musical interests. 

  • Jazz Ensembles

    Jazz Ensembles

    Instrumental and vocal jazz opportunities.

  • New Music Ensemble

    New Music Ensemble

    Perform fresh, new music!

  • Opera

    Opera

    Fall scenes program and full spring productions!

  • Orchestra

    Orchestra

    Perform the great symphony orchestra and string orchestra literature.

  • Percussion Ensemble

    Percussion Ensemble

    Explore the percussion repertoire!

  • World Music

    World Music

    Music from Asia, Africa and beyond!

  • Community Ensembles

    Community Ensembles

    We offer several opportunities for members of the greater Northeast Ohio Community to play or sing!

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