Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

Ludwig Recital Hall Update as of 12 PM EDT | Wednesday, May 27 Prospective Undergraduate, Graduate, Music Minors and Transfer Students Virtual Auditions: We will continue accepting recorded auditions through June, July and August for prospective students seeking fall 2020 or spring 2021 admission. In-Person Auditions: A decision regarding the resumption of...

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...

Kent State Opera Theatre in Ludwig Composers Awarded Prestigious Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards Written by Andrew Paa Kent State faculty members Dr. Adam Roberts and Chris Coles have been awarded Individual Excellence Awards by the Ohio Arts Council. Each will receive a $5,000 grant in recognition of their exemplary body of work, which will support their continued...

Photo: Opera Launch Announcement Reception FEB 18, 2020 — In July 2019, the Cincinnati Opera premiered the original work, "Blind Injustice," to sold-out audiences in Cincinnati’s famed Music Hall. Chagrin Arts, the Glauser School and the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) have partnered to bring "Blind Injustice" to Northeast Ohio in March 2021. This will be the first major production of...

Stephen Imler, Nicole Cummings and Dacoda Kaczmarek Three Students Invited to Perform with the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference Intercollegiate Band Written by Andrew Paa Kent State University undergraduate music majors bassoonist Dacoda Kaczmarek (Music Education), clarinetist Stephen Imler (Music Education) and flutist Nicole Cummings (Music) will...