Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

Kent, OH — The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and Kent State Opera present “Operetta: The Land of Smiles, Pirates and Pinafores” on Nov. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Nov. 17.  Marla Berg will direct a selection of operettas exploring the lighter side of opera. The first half of the production will feature scenes by...

Colombia-native and cellist Viviana Pinzon arrived in the United States in the fall of 2017 to pursue her Master of Music degree in cello performance at Kent State University. She was recently featured both on-screen and performing the soundtrack of Kent State TV’s latest commercial “Measure of Success.” You can watch the commercial below.  ...

Sept. 18, 2019 — Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and Tuesday Musical, based in Akron, are launching a new series that will bring world-renowned classical musicians to the Kent Campus to work with students. The Tuesday Musical Masterclass Series also will be live streamed to provide increased access to classrooms and...

Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance announces the world premiere of the ballet "Cohen" as part of Dance '19: Dynamic Fusion, running Nov. 22-24, 2019.  Directed by associate professor Jeffrey Marc Rockland, "Cohen" is a ballet tribute to the late Leonard Cohen featuring Canadian folk singer Batsheva in an arrangement by legendary...

Kent, Ohio – Dr. Jungho Kim enters his third season as conductor of the Kent State University Orchestra with programming that highlights KSU’s faculty and the growing orchestra program. Over the course of the 5-concert Subscription Series, the 63 student members of the orchestra will perform beloved works by Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart while...

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...

Kent, Ohio – New Music at Kent State will open the School of Music’s 2019-2020 concert season with celebrated percussionists Allen Otte and John Lane on Sat., Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m.  Presented as part of the Vanguard New Music Guest Artists Series, the duo will present “The Innocents,” music to bring understanding and awareness to the...

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. Adam Roberts, Assistant Professor of Music Composition, has received the Farris Family Innovation Award to fund the recording of recently composed and forthcoming works. He is one of two recipients of this fellowship in the College of the Arts. This prestigious award is given to tenure-track faculty who are not yet tenured to support their...

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...