Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

Ohio-native and clarinetist Abbey Davis is currently pursuing her B.A. in Music with a minor in Non-Profit Studies. During the academic year, she studies clarinet with Amitai Vardi and performs in several ensembles, including the Kent State Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble and Clarinet Choir. She is also an active member of the Kent Clarinet Association, Kappa Kappa Psi and Delta Omicron.

Kent, Ohio – The Kent Blossom Music Festival, running June 30 through Aug. 4, and Festival Director Ricardo Sepúlveda announce the 51st concert season of Kent State University’s partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra. This year’s festival includes a 5-concert Faculty Series and a 10-concert Young Artists Series, with performances held both in Kent State’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s Ludwig Recital Hall and venues in Hudson and Ravenna.

Recent vocal performance alumna Alexis Hill (BM '19) plans to return in the Fall 2019 semester to continue her education at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. She will pursue a Masters of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology on a full assistantship, which includes a significant stipend and tuition remission. As part of her assistantship, she will be teaching the undergraduate course Music as a World Phenomenon and also doing independent research on music.

Texas native Jacob Ottmer (BM '19) plans to pursue his Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music beginning in the Fall 2019 semester as a recipient of a significant Graduate Incentive Award. His teachers will include James Culley and Russell Burge. With a career spanning over 30 years, James Culley is a highly sought after performer with multiple recording credits as an original member of Percussion Group Cincinnati.

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 department.

The Kent Blossom Music Festival has been awarded a $15,000 Kulas Foundation Grant to support the Kulas Visiting Artist residency during the Summer 2019 season. This marks the seventh season of receiving a grant from the foundation, which has supported visits from such distinguished artists as the Emerson String Quartet, violinist Jennifer Koh, Time for Three, horn player Jeff Nelson, violist and violinist Ida Kavafian, and clarinetist David Shifrin.

Kent, Ohio – The Kent State University Orchestra and Combined Choirs join together to conclude the School of Music’s 2018-19 concert season on Sun., May 5 at 3 p.m. in Cartwright Hall’s University Auditorium. This annual audience favorite brings together nearly 200 musicians from the Kent State University Orchestra, Kent Chorus, Kent Chorale, and Men’s and Women’s Choruses. Conductors include Dr. Jungho Kim, Director of Orchestra, and Dr. Scott MacPherson, Director of Choral Studies.

Graduate clarinetist Tiago Carvalho e Silva has been awarded a full assistantship to attend Michigan State University’s prestigious College of Music in East Lansing to pursue his Doctorate of Musical Arts. The assistantship includes a significant stipend and full tuition remission. Additionally, he was recently placed on the substitute list for the Miami-based New World Symphony.

Kent, Ohio – The Kent Keyboard Series concludes its dynamic 2018-2019 season with pianist Chu-Fang Huang, Steinway Artist, and internationally renowned soloist, on Sun., April 14 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. In addition to performing solo piano works, she will be joined by Kent State faculty members Dr. Jerry Wong and Dr. Donna Lee for works for multiple hands. Kent State’s Ludwig Recital Hall is at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts on the Kent Campus.