Music Performance at Kent State

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance where you’ll be mentored by a dedicated artist-faculty.

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You’ll experience a student-centered approach to developing your unique skills and talents as a musician in the 21st century.

Private Lessons 

  • Study one-on-one with a specialist in your performance medium.
  • Tailored to your individual personal and professional needs and goals. 

Studio Classes

  • Meet regularly with your teacher(s) and fellow students for master classes, clinics and guest speakers.
  • Perform for your peers and teachers for feedback in a collegial, supportive setting. 

Performance Opportunities

  • Build community and musicianship in our Instrumental, Vocal and World Music Ensembles. 
  • Participate in the annual Kent State Orchestra Concerto Competition for an opportunity to be a featured soloist.
  • Form chamber ensembles and be coached by Performance Area faculty.
  • Northeast Ohio offers a rich cultural landscape to perform as a soloist, chamber music and large ensemble member off campus. 



  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education


  • Music Minor
  • Jazz Studies
  • World Music
  • Arts Entrepreneurship


  • Master of Music in Performance

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