New Music at Kent State

Experience music written by some of today's leading composers!

As one of the few universities in Ohio to offer the Bachelor of Music through the Ph.D. with a music composition emphasis, Kent State has a long-standing tradition of creating and presenting new works.

2019-20 Vanguard New Music Guest Artist Series

This season, the series presents five concerts featuring some of the most innovative contemporary ensembles performing today! Many were founded and continue to thrive in Ohio's active classical music scene. 

The Innocents Project - John Lane and Allen Otte, percussion
Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Music to Bring understanding and awareness of wrongful conviction.
Sponsored by the Kent Percussion Society
Learn more

No Exit New Music Ensemble
Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Exciting, meaningful and thought-provoking concert programs
Learn more about No Exit

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Adventurous music for violin and viola
Learn more about andPlay

No Exit New Music Ensemble
Monday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Exciting, meaningful and thought-provoking concert programs
Learn more about No Exit

Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble
Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Chamber music made in Ohio
Learn more about CODE

2019-20 Kent State University New Music Series

Kent State's New Music Ensemble performs, led by faculty co-directors Dr. Adam Roberts, composer, and Dr. Noa Even, saxophone.

> Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
> Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m
> Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.
> Tuesday, Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m.

New Music from Kent State at 78th Street Studios Third Friday
Friday, April 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
78th Street Studios
1300 West 78th Street in Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Free admission

How to Join Us

  • All concerts take place in Ludwig Recital Hall (unless otherwise noted), Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive on Kent State University’s Kent Campus.
  • All concerts are free and open to the public.
  • For more information, please call 330-672-2172.

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