School of Music

The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the City of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, September 28 from 11 am – 5 pm on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent...

A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.   The City of Kent and Kent State University join forces again to present the third annual “Kent Creativity Festival” on Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln...

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...

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...

The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the city of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts, will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s...

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...

Texas native Jacob Ottmer (BM '19) plans to pursue his Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music beginning in the Fall 2019 semester as a recipient of a significant Graduate Incentive Award. His teachers will include James Culley and Russell Burge. With a career spanning over 30 years,...

Kent, Ohio – The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Herbert Marshall will join the Music Education faculty beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. Dr. Marshall comes to Kent State from Baldwin Wallace University, where he is a professor of music education and chair of the professional studies...

Calling Ohio Artists, Writers, Performers and Makers for the Kent Creativity Festival!   The Kent Creativity Festival event planning committee is accepting applications to participate in the upcoming Kent Creativity Festival, to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The event draws nearly 3,000 attendees annually, and expectations are high...

In February and March, the School of Music had the privilege of hosting two masterclasses featuring internationally acclaimed artists working with students from the School of Music. The first, on Feb. 12, featured international opera superstars Lawrence Brownlee, tenor, and Eric Owens, bass-baritone. The second, on March 11, featured acclaimed...