Exceptional, high-level musical training with specialists on each instrument.

Each studio offers a supportive, collegial learning community for musical and personal growth. 


Diane Rechner, flute
Danna Sundet, oboe
Amitai Vardi, clarinet
Mark DeMio, bassoon
Perry Roth, saxophone

Private Lessons and Studio Classes

Weekly private lessons are tailored to the unique needs of each student covering a wide range of solos, orchestral excerpts and technical studies. 

Studio classes every week offer the chance to build community and cover special topics relevant to everyone.

  • Students perform for each other, either individually, with their chamber music ensembles or as an entire studio (flute ensemble, clarinet ensemble, etc.). 
  • Reed making skills are developed and improved. 
  • Gain experience performing other instruments in their immediate family such as bass clarinet, English horn, piccolo, baritone saxophone, contra-bassoon and more. 

Performance Opportunities

In addition to studio classes, additional opportunities to perform include:

  • Large and Small Ensembles (Click here for more information)
  • Juries (a culminating performance given every semester where faculty give constructive feedback and recommendations)
  • Recitals (music majors and approved nonmajors)

Degrees and Programs Offered


B.A. Music Major B.M. in Composition
B.M. Music Education B.M. in Performance
M.M. in Performance  


Music Minor Jazz Studies Minor
World Music Minor Arts Entrepreneurship Minor

Questions or want more information?

Liz Root
Recruitment Coordinator
eroot1@kent.edu | 330-672-2878

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

Wind, Brass and Percussion Studies

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate Audition Requirements

Winds and Saxophone