The School of Music is a vibrant destination of choice for a life in the arts. We strive to be the best at integrating, teaching, advising, researching and practicing our craft so that our students find their voice in the world.

Kent State University at Stark offers two bachelor's degree programs for students seeking high levels of professional competence necessary for successful music careers - the Bachelor of Science in Music Technology, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music which offers a concentration in Popular Contemporary Music. Students can also complete four music minors in their entirety at the Stark Campus.

Students can complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Music in Performance or Composition and the first year of the Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their degrees.

Acceptance is by audition for all degree programs. The school is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.



Other Music Degrees - Finish at the Kent Campus

The foundation courses for most music majors, as well as the Kent Core Requirements, are available at Kent State Stark, but the major will be completed at the Kent Campus.

Performing Ensembles at Kent State Stark

Students experience diverse performing opportunities through involvement in various ensembles:

  • Chorale
  • Concert Band
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Studio Ensemble - Rock / Jazz
  • University Chorus

Music Student Organizations at Kent State Stark

  • Music Technology Club