School of Music | Kent State University

School of Music

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is one of the most distinguished schools of music in the Midwest. The school offers a wide variety of opportunities for both music majors and non-majors through our courses and ensembles. Music education is a vital and central part of the School of Music at Kent State. With in-depth preparation and exposure in pedagogy and musicianship, our students are eager and ready to embark upon the field of teaching. Concentrations in performance and composition are also available and include study with our distinguished applied and academic faculty. In addition, the school hosts the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, among the most respected summer professional training festivals in the country.
Patricia Grutzmacher and music education students

Music Education

Music Education at Kent State

Kent State’s Music Education program offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Students have access to multiple ensembles in band, orchestra, chorus and world music. As part of the program of study, students receive instensive instruction in music theory, music history, ethnomusicology, applied study and education. The program boasts alumni in P-12 and university positions throughout the world. Kent State also offers some of the lowest tuition rates among comprehensive programs in Northeast Ohio. 

Cartwright Hall

Upcoming Concerts

From bands, orchestra, choirs, new music, chamber music and world music to faculty, guest artist and student recitals, the School of Music offers nearly 200 ticketed and non-ticketed events per year. Please visit our events page for a complete listing!

Violist with sheet music

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String Quartet

Hire a Musician

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State offers outstanding students to perform at weddings, parties, benefits and a wide variety of community events.

If you would like to hire a KSU musician, please fill out the form on this page. We will be in touch as soon as possible to match you with the best musicians to fit your needs.