Student Success

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...

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...

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...

Jacob Ottmer, percussionist 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,...

Tiago Carvalho e Silva Graduate clarinetist Tiago Carvalho e Silva has been awarded a full assistantship to attend Michigan State University’s prestigious College of Music in East Lansing to pursue his Doctorate of Musical Arts. The assistantship includes a significant stipend and full tuition remission. Additionally, he was recently placed on the substitute list for...

A graduating Kent State University student adjusts his tassel before his Fall 2018 Commencement ceremony. Kent State University is one of 130 public universities and systems nationwide that have joined forces to increase access to college, close the achievement gap and produce more degrees by 2025. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) launched the initiative, Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success, last month. The...

photo aeronautics students Helen Miller and Kenzie Alge in 2018 Air Race Classic Kent State University aeronautics students Helen Miller and Kenzie Alge soared into 14th place out of 52 teams in the 2018 Air Race Classic.  This is the third consecutive year that Kent State pilots have taken part in the all-female, four-day race. This year the route started in Sweetwater, Texas and ended in...

After two Category 5 hurricanes hit her home, Debra Thomas graduates with the help of the Kent State University College of Nursing Student Emergency Fund. Neither Hurricane Irma nor Hurricane Maria could stop a Kent State University nursing student from graduating, even though the Category 5 storms that hit the United States Virgin Islands last September forced Debra Thomas to make a difficult decision. “The hurricanes put a serious financial burden on me and my significant other,” said Ms....

Kent State senior Erin Shattuck (left) travels to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development. Kent State biology student rescues excess food for educational feast Imagine planning a dinner party for 500 of your closest friends and not knowing what you will serve until almost the last minute. It might sound stressful, but for Erin Shattuck it is a privilege. Ms. Shattuck is passionate about using every last morsel of food to prevent waste....

Kent State senior Erin Shattuck (left) travels to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development. David Trebing, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), and Stephanie Smith, an assistant professor who teaches in COMM and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC), will lead a teaching colloquium on Friday, April 13, in Rm. 226 of Taylor Hall beginning at 2:15 p.m.   This panel discussion will...