Arts & Culture

Theodore Albrecht, Ph.D., professor of musicology in Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, has been awarded the Beethoven Medal in recognition of his musicological contributions to the study of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

World Music Instruments

Room C 304, Center for the Performing Arts  

At the end of each semester, members of Kent State’s world music ensembles demonstrate what they’ve learned in a World Music Concert—an enlivening evening of music and dance organized by the Ethnomusicology Program in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

illustration by Zuzana Kubišová ’17Altar Boy at the Grand Tetons

by Regis Louis Coustillac

When did I begin to dance past
the path of broken branches,
so satisfied with wandering lost
beneath an empty barrel of dying stars?

Take part in the Kent Creativity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade. 

The Kent Keyboard Series opens its 2017-2018 season with pianist Cahill Smith on Sun., Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Now in its 16th year, the Kent Keyboard Series has hosted an impressive roster of guest pianists from around the country including Eduardus Halim, Peter Takács and Sandra Shapiro, along with Kent State faculty members Jerry Wong and Donna Lee. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 330-672-2787 (ARTS) or at

The head of Kent State’s Textile Arts Program, Janice Lessman-Moss has spent 35 years elevating woven cloth into high art.  

By Laura Billings Coleman / Kent State Magazine

He was a music pioneer, a world-famous composer, and a beloved member of the Kent State University community for more than four decades. On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, Halim El-Dabh passed away at the age of 96.

El-Dabh’s interest in music started at the age of 11 when he experimented with the sound of wind and scrap metal to scare the beetles away from his family’s crops in Egypt. Over time, his curiosity for music grew, as did his talents, opportunities and performances.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2017-2018 season with Lynn Nottage's acclaimed play "Intimate Apparel." The production is directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco and runs Fri., Oct. 6 through Sun., Oct. 15 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Kent State University’s College of the Arts in conjunction with the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series presents Tony and Emmy Award-winning costume designer and Akron native Paul Tazewell. Tazewell will speak at Kent State on Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent, Ohio. Free parking is available. A complimentary dessert reception will immediately follow the talk. The event is free and open to everyone.

Kent State's Christopher Darling helps recovering drug addicts paint murals as part of a revitalization project.