Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

Kent State Chorale Kent, OH — Although in-person classes have concluded for the fall 2020 semester, the Glauser School of Music at Kent State University will continue offering virtual performances in December. All ensemble performances were recorded prior to Nov. 20. Select students have been authorized to offer live virtual recitals as part of their degree...

Glauser School Exterior Sunrise | Photo Credit: Andrew Paa Kent, OH— This fall, the Kent State University Glauser School of Music welcomes several new faculty and staff members to the Kent Campus. In addition to the previously announced appointments for athletic bands and saxophone, additional new faculty include artist-teachers of cello, choral conducting, trumpet, violin and viola, and music education...

Miami String Quartet Kent, OH — The Kent Blossom Music Festival and the Kent State University Glauser School of Music announce the launch of a five-concert rebroadcast series in July featuring performances recorded over the past three seasons. All concerts will be streamed free of charge on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.   Every Wednesday during...

Photo of Darin Olson Kent, OH — Kent State University’s Glauser School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Darin Olson, D.M.A., as the director of athletic bands and associate director of bands. Since 2013, Olson has served as the assistant director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Mead Witter School of Music. At Kent State, his...

Perry Roth - Saxophone Kent, OH — We’re pleased to announce the appointment of saxophonist Perry Roth to Kent State University’s Glauser School of Music faculty as an instructor of music. He begins in the upcoming fall 2020 semester, having previously served on the faculties of both The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and the University of Massachusetts...

Photo of Andrew Shahriari One of many teachers affected by the switch to remote teaching, Andrew Shahriari, Ph.D., is someone who is experienced with online instruction. A professor of ethnomusicology at Kent State University, he primarily teaches graduate students. I recently had a chance to talk with Dr. Shahriari about his transition to remote instruction in the wake of...

Bobby Selvaggio For many Kent State University students, this unprecedented time and the move to remote learning has caused financial hardships. In response, Kent State created the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund to help these students. Kent State's Director of Jazz Studies Bobby Selvaggio held a special virtual living room concert to support this critical...

Kent State Glauser School of Music Building Kent, OH — In accordance with the order of Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton, M.D. to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, Kent Blossom Music Festival regretfully announces the cancellation of its 2020 season, scheduled for June 28 – August 2, 2020. This does not include other independent programming of The Cleveland...

Kent Blossom Music Festival News Header Dear Kent Blossom Music Festival Community, I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe. It is with deep sadness and regret that I inform you of the 2020 Kent Blossom Music Festival season cancellation. Please know that this cancelation of programming is for our Faculty concerts, Young Artist performances and all educational...

Kent Blossom Music Festival News Header Dear Kent Blossom Music Festival Friends and Family, First and foremost, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and safe. So much has happened within the past week and we are doing our absolute best to remain current on the spread of COVID-19. There are a lot of question marks regarding the future of this...

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