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Friday, July 16, 2021 - 1:34pm
Represent the School of Music to recruit diverse undergraduate students to Kent State University. Plan and implement programs to increase the quantity and quality of new students. Disseminate information regarding the university. Reports to Director, School of Music. Duties/essen...
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:38pm
Kent Blossom Music Festival returns July 11 through August 1 in a blended format with four live, in-person concerts as well as virtual educational programming for a select group of invited Young Artists.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:06pm
Beginning this fall, the Kent State University Glauser School of Music will welcome Jasmine Hines to the music education department as an assistant professor. Her appointment in the newly created position follows a rigorous national search with a specialty in choral music educati...
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:42pm
The Future Directions of Music Cognition Conference featured Glauser School students Alena Miskinis and alumus Andrew Blake March 6-7. 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 3:06pm
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. 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:57pm
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. 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 10:57am
Hate has no home at Kent State University. Hate has no home in the College of the Arts. The College of the Arts condemns the ongoing incidents of hate, racism, xenophobia, and violence against the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community. In the past year, there were...

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Jul. 08, 2021

Wendy Matthews, Kent State associate professor of music education and director of bands, is included in Routledge’s International Handbook of Music Psychology in Education and the Community.

Jun. 28, 2021

"Infusing Creativity Into Your Next Ensemble Rehearsal" is a reprint of an article written for NAfME by Kent State faculty member Dr. Wendy K. Matthews, Ph.D. student BethAnn Hepburn and friend of the School of Music Dr. Elizabeth Hankins. 

May. 14, 2021

Jazz Studies faculty member Chris Coles' "Nine Lives Project" was recently accepted as the subject of a roundtable discussion for a virtual conference in Dublin, Ireland. The discussion, hosted by Chris Coles, fellow Jazz Studies faculty member Theron Brown, and other collaborators, will center on the work as a means of protest, self-reflection and action. 

May. 14, 2021

Quire Cleveland Artistic Director Jay White, Glauser School of Music voice faculty member, recently announced the return of the ensemble to live performance for the fall 2021-2022 season. White recently sat down with Cleveland-based radio station WCLV  and host Bill O'Connel to talk about the upcoming season and reflect on the past year. Listen to the interview at the link below and also check out the details of the freshly announced season.

May. 14, 2021

Recent grad to teach at Northwest High School.

May. 07, 2021

Fall 2021 audition placement materials and information for the Kent State University Bands and Orchestra are now available to to view and download.

Apr. 30, 2021

Amanda Bekeny recently joined Casidy Reed, the creator and host of the "Music HERstory Podcast," to chat about her equity, life and career, balancing an active teaching and performing career, and more. 

Apr. 30, 2021

Joshua Albrecht, assistant professor of music theory in the Glauser School, recently appeared on WAMC's "The Academic Minute" as part of a weeklong feature on Kent State University's Brain Heath Research Institute. 

Apr. 12, 2021

Kishna Fowler recently appeared on an episode of “Conversations with Carl”—a YouTube series hosted by Cleveland Pops Orchestra conductor Carl Topilow.

Apr. 12, 2021

Undergraduate student research is thriving at the Glauser School. Two students were recently acknowledged for their contributions to the academic study of music.

Apr. 12, 2021

Throughout March, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Great Lakes Region Student Auditions took place virtually. Over 200 vocalists submitted recordings, hailing from Canada, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Five student from the Glauser School’s voice area placed in their categories: 

Dec. 07, 2020

Tracing the history of the Ph.D. in Music Education and moving into the next decade of the program.

Dec. 07, 2020

Graduate school and career advising resources for alumni in this time of uncertainty in education and the arts. 

Dec. 07, 2020

Developing new community partnerships to expand music and arts education experiences to residents of Northeast Ohio. 

Dec. 07, 2020

A look back and the path forward for the 100% online Master of Music in Music Education.

Dec. 07, 2020

Music Education and Career and Community Studies program students engage in a transformative service-learning experience.

Dec. 07, 2020

Thriving. Flourishing. Amazing. This is how I characterize the current state of the Music Education programs at Kent State. Despite the challenges of the last year, I am so pleased to report that we remain a division that pushes the boundaries of music education, from the newest undergraduate to the most advanced doctoral student.