Undergraduate | School of Music | Kent State University


Explore our comprehensive undergraduate programs in Music Education, Performance, Composition and Jazz Studies. 

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music recently achieved the designation as an All-Steinway School. All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a commitment to artistic and educational excellence by providing their students and faculty with the best equipment possible for the study of music. Attaining this designation makes evident the value we place on the future of music education and artistic expression.


Please email Dr. Jesse Leyva, Recruitment Coordinator, at jleyva@kent.edu or call the main School of Music office 330-672-2172.

Majors and Minors

The School of Music offers numerous degree choices from the BA in Music to the BM with concentrations in performance, composition and education. New for Fall 2017 is the BA with a Jazz Studies concentration. Through the Kent State Stark campus, we offer the BS in Music Technology. In addition to these majors, we also offer minors in Music, World Music, Jazz, Music Technology and Audio Recording. All programs are accredited by the National Association for Schools of Music.

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Undergraduate Application

Audition Guidelines

Whether you’re interested in Majoring or Minoring in the School of Music, you need to audition. Below is everything you’ll need to know about the process including dates, requirements and audition application.

School of Music Auditions

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Need help paying for college? Music majors are eligible for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance from a variety of sources. While several of these programs are administered directly by the School of Music, others are coordinated by the Kent State University Office of Student Financial Aid, The Admissions Office or by the Honors College. It is possible to receive combined assistance from more than one source. School of Music Continuing Scholarships and Orchestra Society Scholarships are determined as a result of an audition. 

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