News, Stories and Updates
Jasmine Hines to Join Glauser School Music Education Faculty Fall 2021
Beginning this fall, the Kent State University Glauser School of Music will welcome Jasmine Hines to the music education department as an assistant professor. Her appointment in the newly created position follows a rigorous national search with a specialty in choral music education.
Kent Blossom Music Festival Announces Return of In-person Concerts for 2021
Kent Blossom Music Festival returns July 11 through August 1 in a blended format with four live, in-person concerts as well as virtual educational programming for a select group of invited Young Artists.
Glauser School of Music Announces Launch of Kent State Youth Winds
A new youth wind ensemble, led by the Glauser School's Wendy K. Matthews and colleagues Sarah Kois (M.M. '20) and Garrett Doty, comes to Kent State University fall 2021.
New Music Ensemble Fuses Poetry, Dance and Music March 27
Celebrating and highlighting Black musicians and artists through performance, the concert is a collaboration of the Glauser School, Wick Poetry Center and Kent State Dance Department.
Online Music Education Master’s Earns Recognition for Student Services and Overall Quality
Kent State University’s 100% online Master of Music in Music Education continues to be recognized for its outstanding student services, curriculum flexibility, faculty and affordability. The latest come from Intellignt.com, Onlinecollege.org and Early-childhood-education-degrees.com.
Joshua Albrecht Featured by Zippia Discussing Careers
Kent State University Assistant Professor of Music Theory Joshua Albrecht, Ph.D., was recently featured alongside a panel of higher education experts discussing the new environment and some of the vital skills recent and upcoming music graduate will need now and after the pandemic.
Thai Ensemble Makes Music Through Pandemic
Kent State University's Thai Ensemble, one of only three in the United States academic system, has continued to learn and practice Thai classical music through the COVID-19 pandemic. Housed in Kent State's Glauser School of Music and led by Assistant Professor Priwan Nanongkham, Ph.D., the ensemble was recently featured in a piece by VOA (Voice of America) News, which serves an estimated 280 million people weekly.
Our Commitment to Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive School of Music
Dear Friends of Music at Kent State,
I am excited to welcome you to this new and unprecedented year at the Glauser School. As we enter into the strange new world that has caused us to take account of our priorities, I would like to invite you to come along on a new journey, a trip into new and uncharted waters.
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.
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