Faculty Highlight

Dr. Jay Dorfman “I’m at my happiest when I’m making music or teaching others to do it,” says Dr. Jay Dorfman. Dr. Dorfman gets to teach a variety of music courses at Kent State University ranging from music technology to Progressive and Vernacular Music Methods to Rock Band Performance and Pedagogy. Currently the coordinator of music education and an...

Gregory King and Chris Coles Video.MOV Kent, Ohio – Two years after receiving a grant from Akron's John S. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge, Kent State School of Music Jazz Studies faculty member Chris Coles' collaborative, multi-disciplinary work "Nine Lives" will be premiered this weekend. Created in collaboration with Kent State...

Faculty Spotlight: Bobby Selvaggio - Educator, Musician and Band Leader Saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio, Kent State's Director of Jazz Studies as well as an alumnus, continues to help invigorate Northeast Ohio's thriving Jazz scene. Earlier this year, he recorded his 11th album, Re:Invented, as leader live at one of Cleveland's premier performance venues, the Bop Stop. The album, to be released Oct. 4 by Dot...

Dr. Kate Ferguson, Interim Director of Athletic Bands Kent, Ohio – The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is pleased to announce alumna Dr. Kate Ferguson as the Interim Director of Athletic Bands and Associate Director of Bands effective this month. A native of Ohio, Dr. Ferguson most recently served as the Director of Bands at the Akron School for the Arts, housed at Firestone...

Dr. Herbert Marshall, Music Education Kent, Ohio – The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Herbert Marshall will join the Music Education faculty beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. Dr. Marshall comes to Kent State from Baldwin Wallace University, where he is a professor of music education and chair of the professional studies...

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