Kent State School of Music welcomes Dr. Joshua Albrecht to the Music Theory faculty Fall 2019
Kent, Ohio – The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Joshua Albrecht will join the Music Theory faculty beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. Dr. Albrecht comes to Kent State from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where he served for seven years as an Associate Professor of Music Theory and Technology.
“Dr. Albrecht brings a new dimension to our Music Theory division,” said Dr. Jane Dressler, Interim Director of the School of Music. “His dual interests in music theory and music cognition will give our students unique insights into music and how it affects the brain.”
Joshua Albrecht earned his Ph.D. in Music Theory from The Ohio State University in 2012 with specializations in music cognition and systematic musicology. He holds a masters degree in Music Theory with an emphasis in composition from the University of Texas and a bachelors in Music History/Theory from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Dr. Albrecht currently serves as an Associate Editor for “Psychomusicology” and has previously served on the Executive Board of the Texas Society for Music Theory. An active writer and scholar, Dr. Albrecht has 24 publications to his credit since 2012, including peer-reviewed articles, journal articles, book chapters and reviews. Additionally, he as presented 26 papers at conferences worldwide, with a current collaborative project being conducted with colleagues at the University of Cologne in Germany.
“I am thrilled to join the Music Theory faculty of Kent State,” said Dr. Albrecht. “I look forward to inspiring undergraduate students to be passionate about more fully understanding the music they love and perform.”
About the School of Music
The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, nestled in beautiful and vibrant Kent, Ohio, is one of the most distinguished schools of music in the Midwest. For over 100 years, the School of Music has nurtured the next generation of music educators, performing artists and scholars. We offer some of the most comprehensive and innovative degree programs in the country, with an emphasis on experiential learning, quality scholarship and immersive technical training. Students enrolled in our programs can expect a warm and supportive environment where fostering professional growth and personal development is a priority. Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in music education, music performance, scholarly research, higher education and administration.
During the summer, the School of Music hosts the Kent Blossom Music Festival in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center. The festival is regarded as one of the premier centers for professional music training for young artists in the United States. Now entering its 51st season in 2019, the festival continues its now half-century legacy of helping to launch the careers of young artists with alumni holding positions of prominence in many of the world’s finest orchestras, chamber ensembles and educational institutions.