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.
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Kulas Visiting Artist
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.
Scott Little and Ian Daugherty, both students of Kent State oboe professor Danna Sundet, earned top scholarship prizes in Tuesday Musical’s 2019 Scholarship Competition held on March 23 on The University of Akron campus. The annual competition attracted over 130 applicants representing many of Ohio’s finest schools and conservatories of music. Only 20 were selected to receive scholarships.
When Dr. Saroj Sutaria retired from the Kent State University College of Education faculty in 1992, she began to seek out new ways to become involved with the community at Kent State and, more broadly, in Northeast Ohio. It was then that she learned of the opportunities to become involved with the College of the Arts and, particularly, the School of Music. A long-time lover of Western classical music, she was thrilled to find a plethora of high-quality recitals and concerts in her own back yard. She’s been attending as many as she can ever since.
Kent, Ohio –The Kent State University Orchestra Society and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University will present the 44th annual Evening with the Orchestra on Sat., April 13 in the Ballroom of the Kent State University Student Center. This annual fundraising gala raises thousands of dollars in scholarships every year for the orchestra’s student musicians.
On Sun., Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. the Kent State University Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Jungho Kim, presents their fourth subscription series concert of the season featuring the winners of the Annual Concerto Competition. In addition to works by Mozart and Ravel performed by the soloists, the program also includes well-known and popular compositions by Glinka, Bizet and Rimsky-Korsakov. They perform in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall.
Kent, Ohio – On Sun., March 3 at 5 p.m. Kent State’s outstanding string and piano faculty Ensemble-in-Residence, the Verve Chamber Players, present an early evening performance in Ludwig Recital Hall. They will be joined by the School of Music’s exceptional graduate student quartet, the Efferus String Quartet. Ludwig Recital Hall is at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts. Ample free and handicap accessible parking is available.
Jung-Min Amy Lee, Cathy Meng Robinson, Joanna Patterson Zakany, Keith Robinson, Donna Lee