College of the Arts

Kent State students continue to feel the impact of Hurricane Harvey on their education and families.

Alumna, Katlin Rothacher has been awarded the first place “Best of Show” award in the professional category for her weaving series titled “Cosmic Figures” at the

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its first guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, Jamal White, September 9-12. 

While in residence at the School of Theatre and Dance, White will set a piece on the Kent Dance Ensemble.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State University's pre-professional dance company, will host "Broadway Voices," a concert benefitting the Ensemble, on Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature appearances by some of Broadway's most talented performers, including Marcus Paul James, Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Sophia Nicole, and Cinda Ramseur. Tickets are $50 per person.

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.

Under the leadership of new Director of Orchestra, Dr. Jungho Kim, the Kent State University Orchestra will present its 2017-2018 Subscription Series featuring hallmarks of the orchestral repertoire and a few fun surprises. Hugh A. Glauser School of Music faculty and students along with members of The Cleveland Orchestra will join the orchestra as soloists. Subscriptions for the 5-concert series are available starting Mon., Sept. 11 through Sun., Oct. 1, 2017 for $50 – a savings of 33% over single tickets!

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University will launch "Everyone's Story Matters": A Kent State StoryCorps Project on Mon., Sept. 11 to coincide with the upcoming production of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel

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.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will perform "Strange Invisible Perfume" at Playhouse Square's 17th annual Dance Showcase on Friday, September 8. The piece, choreographed by King, was performed in March at the School of Theatre and Dance's 2017 B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert.