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.
The Kent Blossom Music Festival and the Kent State University Glauser School of Music announce the launch of a five-concert rebroadcast series in July featuring performances recorded over the past three seasons. All concerts will be streamed free of charge on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.
Kent, OH — Kent State University’s Glauser School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Darin Olson, D.M.A., as the director of athletic bands and associate director of bands. Since 2013, Olson has served as the assistant director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Mead Witter School of Music. At Kent State, his duties will include leading the Marching Golden Flashes, Flasher Brass and Symphony Band along with teaching courses.
We’re pleased to announce the appointment of saxophonist Perry Roth to Kent State University’s Glauser School of Music faculty as an instructor of music. He begins in the upcoming fall 2020 semester, having previously served on the faculties of both The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. At Kent State, Roth will teach the classical saxophone studio as well as work with chamber music groups.
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Maria Jacobs Schaber, adjunct professor of applied vocal jazz at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where she also earned her second bachelor’s degree in music education in 2013.
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration is from tenor Timothy Culver, who since 2002 has been an assistant professor of voice at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Flashes of Inspiration is an ongoing series of videos showcasing the talents of Kent State University faculty and staff aimed at providing an uplifting respite from the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Bobby Selvaggio, associate professor and director of jazz studies in the School of Music, who offers a saxophone solo of the 1938 song, “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
We're proud to present the spring 2020 graduating class of the Glauser School of Music!