Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

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...

Dear School of Music Community and Friends, Greetings to everyone from a distance! As musicians, we are accustomed to working together on musical projects. We regularly listen intently to one another, we pick up on musical cues from everyone in our vicinity, and we thrive on reacting to one another with...

Glauser School of Music In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s continuously evolving, proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kent State University has suspended all in-person classes and cancelled all University-sponsored events both on-campus and off-campus through July 8, 2020. This is to help avoid large...

Ludwig Recital Hall Update as of 4 PM | Tuesday, March 24 Until further notice, all in-person Kent Campus are suspended. However, we continue to accept recorded auditions for all programs.  Please follow these steps: Fill out the Audition Application here. When it asks about scheduling/picking a date, please select "I wish to submit a recorded audition." Review...

Glauser School of Music In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kent State University has suspended all in-person classes and cancelled all University-sponsored events both on-campus and off-campus through April 12, 2020. Consequently, all scheduled Glauser School of...

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...

Marching Golden Flashes Kent, OH — Kent State University’s College of the Arts and Hugh A. Glauser School of Music are pleased to announce the launch of the “Marching Golden Flash Award.” This new $1,000 scholarship opportunity will be available to all returning members of the Marching Golden Flashes as well as incoming Kent State students. It is open to students...

Karen Ní Bhroin Already considered a leading young conductor in her home country of Ireland, Karen Ní Bhroin came to Kent State in 2018 to pursue her master’s degree in orchestral conducting. For the past two years, she has studied with Dr. Jungho Kim, and she is the Graduate Assistant Conductor of the KSU Orchestra. Since her arrival, Karen has established...

Karen Ní Bhroin Conductor, performer, and educator. Victoria Petrak fills all of these roles while attending Kent State University. Here, she is pursuing her master’s degree in orchestral conducting with Dr. Jungho Kim. Concurrently, she teaches orchestra in the Shaker Heights school district and also works at summer music camps and festivals. She earned her...

Kent State Opera Theatre in Ludwig Kent, OH — Kent State University Opera Theatre transforms the Glauser School of Music’s Ludwig Recital Hall into an opera house to present a double feature of Menotti’s “The Medium” and an abbreviated version of Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” Performances are March 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 3 p.m. Ludwig is in the Center...

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