Kent State University Gospel Choir

The Kent State Gospel Choir is a diverse and welcoming ensemble for people of all backgrounds and beliefs. 

Members of the group represent different ages, ethnicities, races, majors, sexual orientations and religious beliefs, making the Kent State University Gospel Choir one of the most diverse organizations and/or ensemble on campus. The choir was founded in 1996 by KSU emerita faculty member Dr. Linda B. Angotti and is now directed by Kent State alumnus Mr. Bryon Black II. 


The Kent State University Gospel Choir enjoys an excellent local, regional, national and international reputation. The choir has performed in Europe and the Bahamas, was invited to perform for two Kent State University presidential inaugurations (2007, 2015) and performs regularly for diverse campus-wide events. The choir performs at various conferences, festivals and churches across the country.

Joining the Choir

  • No formal audition required! Join through a simple voice placement by coming to the first rehearsal of the semester.
  • Open to Kent State University students, faculty, staff, alumni as well as members of the greater NE Ohio community.
  • To enroll, undergraduate students need to register for MUS 45151 and graduate students in MUS 55151
  • Faculty, staff, and community members interested in joining, please email Bryon Black, Director, at

Learn more about joining


Every Monday,  5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. during the academic year. 


Mr. Bryon Black II, Director
330-672-4802 |

Support the Kent State University Gospel Choir

If you would like to support our scholarships or travel funds, kindly send your donation to:

Kent State University Gospel Choir
c/o Kent State University Foundation
350 S. Lincoln Street
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001