School of Music

A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.


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 assistantship, she will be teaching the undergraduate course Music as a World Phenomenon and also doing independent research on music.

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, James Culley is a highly sought after performer with multiple recording credits as an original member of Percussion Group Cincinnati.

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 department.

Calling Ohio Artists, Writers, Performers and Makers for the Kent Creativity Festival!


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 KSU Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Jungho Kim, will present the second concert of the season on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in Cartwright Hall’s University Auditorium located at 650 Hilltop Drive.  Parking is available in the lot off of Terrace Drive. 


The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present a program of opera scenes on Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm and 18 at 3 pm in Wright-Curtis Theatre in The Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive at Kent State University.  Parking is free.


Evening to include Grammy-nominated, Tony-winning performers and significant modernist artist