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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...

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.  ...

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...

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,...

Scott Little and Ian Daugherty, both students of Kent State oboe professor Danna Sundet, earned top scholarship prizes in Tuesday Musical’s 2019 Scholarship Competition held on March 23 on The University of Akron campus. The annual competition attracted over 130 applicants representing many of Ohio’s finest schools and conservatories of music....