News, Stories and Updates
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.
Alumni Feature: Kate Wyatt - The Gift of Music Education
Wyatt shares her story in music education from growing up as the only violinist in her school to now touching the lives of over 200 string students each week.
Now Offering Live Virtual Auditions for Fall 2021 Admission
The Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is now offering virtual live auditions in lieu of live, in-person auditions for prospective students interested in fall 2021 admission.
Audition application for spring and fall 2021 now open!
Glauser School Takes Admissions Virtual
Along with learning and concerts, music admissions has been taken fully online due to Covid-19. This fall, the Glauser School of Music will host a series of online informational sessions, workshops and clinics to help students find their collegiate musical home for fall 2021 and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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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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