Glauser School Takes Admissions Virtual

Open House, Key Notes and Saxophone Day 2020

Kent, OH — Along with learning and concerts, music admissions has been taken fully online due to Covid-19. This fall, the Glauser School of Music will host a series of online informational sessions, workshops and clinics to help students find their collegiate musical home for fall 2021 and beyond. Signature events like Open House and Saxophone Day will have more compact formats to help alleviate screen fatigue and help students and their families get the information they need most. A new event, Key Notes, has been added for pre-college pianists. All are free and open to students, parents and educators. 

Visit Days, now virtual, for all in-person programs and informational webinars for the 100 percent Online Master of Music in Music Education program continue. 

Open House, now entering its seventh year, will now be hosted as a series of short, 45-minute information sessions held throughout the month of November. Attendees will have opportunities to meet with Kent State faculty, current students and Liz Root, recruitment coordinator. Explore our 15 major and minor programs, hear about the school's over 30 ensembles, get tips and tricks to nail your audition, and meet Glauser School alumni from around the world. Dates, session content information and registration can call be found at

Key Notes, Nov. 14 and 15, is a new virtual event designed for pre-college pianists. Young pianists registered for the event will work with faculty pianists Donna Lee and Andrew Le in clinics and masterclasses specifically designed for an online experience. That's the first day on Nov. 14. On the second day, Nov. 15, participants are invited to watch a concert featuring the pianists of Kent State's Piano Division. More information and registration can be found at

Saxophone Day, a long-running tradition at the Glauser School, will take place on Nov. 22. It will again feature clinics and masterclasses, but in a more compact, screentime-friendly format. With both Jazz Studies and Classical Studies tracks, saxophonists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Attendees will work with Bobby Selvaggio, director of jazz studies at Kent State, and new classical saxophone instructor Perry Roth. More information and registration can be found at

Visit Days are now also being hosted virtually. These individualized, personal visits are hosted and organized by Glauser School Recruitment Coordinator Liz Root. Each session includes faculty from the registrant's area(s) of interest and a virtual tour of the school. Appointments are open to current high school students interested in undergraduate study as well as current undergraduate students interested in graduate study. You can request your personalized virtual visit at

Questions concerning the events above can be directed to Liz Root at

Finally, the Glauser School's 100 percent Online Master of Music in Music Education program continues to host its own series of 45-minute informational webinars this fall. The next will take place on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. EDT with two more offered on Dec. 1 and 16, both at 8 p.m. EDT. Participants will meet with faculty from the program and program academic advisor Jenna Sepúlveda. The program, the largest of it's kind in the country, allows teachers to keep teaching their classrooms while also earning their master's. More information and registration can be found at No auditions or extra testing required. Questions can be directed to Jenna at

More information about auditions will be forthcoming. To see current dates and procedures, visit


POSTED: Monday, October 26, 2020 03:44 PM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 01:06 PM
Andrew Paa |