Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

Gregory King and Chris Coles 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...

The Innocents - Allen Otte and John Lane 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...

Faculty Spotlight: Bobby Selvaggio - Educator, Musician and Band Leader 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, composer 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...

Dr. Kate Ferguson, Interim Director of Athletic Bands 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...

Scott Little (BM 19) Future music educator, composer and oboist Scott Little (BM ‘19) has led a varied college career while at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. During his time as a Music Education major, he has studied oboe with Prof. Danna Sundet as well as composition with both Dr. Adam Roberts and Dr. Frank Wiley. Scott’s also managed to squeeze in some...

Dr. Kent McWilliams-Director, School of Music Kent, Ohio – After a national search, the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and the College of the Arts at Kent State University are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kent McWilliams as the next Director of the School of Music. Formerly, Dr. McWilliams served as a Professor of Music and Associate Dean of Fine Arts at St. Olaf College in...

Abbey Davis, Current B.A. in Music Student 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...

Kent Blossom Music Festival Concert Graphic 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...

Alexis Hill (BM 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...