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Music Department Coordinator:
Kenneth C. Kramer, M.M.
Associate Professor
kckramer@kent.edu
330-244-3361
118F Fine Arts

Music Resources:

Music Brochure

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Stark Music Student Organizations

Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association
Professional organization designed for any college student interested in advocating music education or simply anyone interested in music (OCMEA).

Opera Club
Formed by those who appreciate and have an interest in operas and musicals. Members attend local musicals and operas and often perform at area nursing homes.

Music Technology Club
Established for the purpose of furthering the education of professional audio and to unite students in the field of music technology through the collecting, collating and spreading of knowledge in the field of music technology.

New Musicians/Young Composers Society
This is a group for new musicians and young composers of Kent State University at Stark where we can all share ideas and ask questions.

Resources for Current Students:

Jury Forms
Print PDF, complete and take with you to the jury.

Music

Info Night
Music, Art & Theatre Info Night

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fine Arts Building

Kent State University at Stark

  • Optional Campus Tours begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Music, Art & Theatre Info Night begins at 6 p.m.
  • Learn what Kent State Stark provides to students who wish to major in music, art or theatre.
  • Driving Directions & Campus Map

Info Night RSVP


Attention New Music Majors:


Music at Kent State University at Stark

Kent State University at Stark offers programs leading to undergraduate degrees for students who seek a high level of professional competence in instrumental, vocal or music technology. Acceptance is by audition for all degree programs. Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

Complete Degree at Stark

Music Technology at Kent State Stark

Students can complete all requirements for the B.S. in music technology at Kent State Stark.

Other Music Majors - Finish at the Kent Campus

Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete their degree.
IMAGE: Minors

Music Minors at Kent State Stark

Students can complete all requirements for the following minors at Kent State Stark.
  • Audio Recording
    The audio recording minor is designed to give students a strong foundation in the rapidly developing field of audio recording technologies. Couples with courses in music, the minor provides students with the necessary tools to be successful in studio equipment, techniques and standards.

  • Music Technology/Production
    The music technology minor is designed to give students a strong foundation in the rapidly developing field of music production and audio recording technologies. Coupled with courses in applied music, the minor provides students with the necessary tools to be successful in studio equipment, techniques and standards.

  • Music
    The music minor provides a basic understanding of music literature, theory and performance. Prospective minors must take a theory test and audition in voice or on a traditional orchestral/band instrument before beginning applied study.

  • World Music
    The world music minor program provides concentrated study of traditional and popular world music (style, performance, history, cultural associations and related arts). Students of any major can pursue this minor as part of their degree program.

Stark Performing Ensembles

Students experience diverse performing opportunities through involvement in various ensembles:
  • Chorale
  • Concert Band
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Studio Ensemble - Rock / Jazz
  • University Chorus
Contact Faculty Ensemble Directors for additional information.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities available to graduates of the School of Music are numerous and varied. Kent State University alumni have outstanding records as classroom teachers, composers, performers and band, orchestra and choral conductors. Others choose careers in music retail, instrument repair, music administration, research, technology, music library work and studio teaching.

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