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Join us for Kent Blossom Music Festival

The acclaimed Kent Blossom Music Festival returns this summer for its 2023 season. The 55 year-old partnership between Kent State University and The Cleveland Orchestra is a five-week, immersive celebration of orchestral, chamber, and solo music and is the only partnership of its kind between a major American orchestra and a public university. From Sun., July 2 through Sun., August 6, the festival will host four faculty concerts, 11 young artist concerts, and a culminating performance at Blossom Music Center.

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About Us

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.


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Jazz Studies

Contemporary Popular Music (Stark Campus)

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Instrumental Performance


Music Education

Piano Performance

Voice Performance

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

Music Technology

Undergraduate Programs


Master of Arts (M.A.)



Music Theory

Master of Music (M.M.)


Music Education (100% Online)

Concentrations available in String Quartet
and Collaborative Piano

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Music Composition-Theory

Music Education

Graduate Programs


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

*Stark Campus only 


Explore the Center for Performing Arts in 360-degree imaging using the navigation below.



  • Bands


    Nine ensemble options to fit your schedule and interests. 

  • 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


    Kent State Opera Theatre offers full stage productions of scene programs and entire operas. 

  • 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, the Caribbean and beyond!

  • Community Ensembles

    Community Ensembles

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