Areas of Study

At the Glauser School, you'll find eight Areas of Study offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Explore them below!

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  • Composition and Theory

    Composition and Theory

    The music theory and composition area features a student-centered approach to academic coursework in all undergraduate and graduate music programs. Degrees are available the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. 

  • Conducting


    Concentrations are available in choral, orchestral and wind band conducting. Students studying conducting at Kent State will receive significant time on the podium and mentorship from faculty. 

  • Ethnomusicology & World Music

    Ethnomusicology & World Music

    Kent State is one of only 27 schools of music in the U.S. offering a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology. The division also offers the World Music minor to undergraduate students as well as ensembles dedicated to the study of Pan-African and Pan-Asian music. 

  • General Music Studies

    General Music Studies

    A music-focused core curriculum offering the flexibility of the Liberal Arts to allow for exploration of your diverse interests.

  • Jazz


    Kent State University's Jazz Studies Program has quickly garnered wide-spread attention for its unique curriculum, world-class faculty and incredible performance opportunities.

  • Music Education

    Music Education

    Kent State is one of only two public universities in Ohio to offer the Bachelors through Ph.D. in Music Education. As part of the program of study, students receive intensive instruction in music theory, music history, ethnomusicology, applied study and education.

  • Music Technology

    Music Technology

    Outstanding preparation for professional careers in Music Production and Audio Recording at Kent State Stark.

  • Music Performance

    Music Performance

    We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance where you’ll be mentored by a dedicated artist-faculty.

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