Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

Xuyue Qing, Graduate Voice Student On Sat., Oct. 19, 17 of our voice students traveled to the University of Toledo to compete in the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Auditions. Six School of Music students placed or received honorable mentions in their category. In addition to placing first in his category, Xuyue Qing (pictured) also received...

Students presenting on Virtual Harmony Kent, OH — On Wed., Oct. 2, thirteen teams made up of students from across Kent State University presented interdisciplinary, collaborative projects at the 2019 edition of Mission:Life—a program hosted by Kent State’s Design Innovation initiative. The teams were competing for the opportunity to represent Kent State in international...

Kent State Opera Scenes Program 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...

Viviana Pinzon, cello 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.  ...

Tuesday Musical Masterclass at Kent State from Spring 2019 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...

Tuesday Musical Masterclass at Kent State from Spring 2019 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...

Dr. Jungho Kim, Director 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...

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...