Graduate | School of Music | Kent State University

Explore our Degree Programs, Graduate 
Assistantships, Graduate Application Process, and Audition Requirements


Please email Michael Chunn, Coordinator of Graduate Studies, at or call the main School of Music office 330-672-2172.

Program Options

Master of Music (M.M.) Master of Arts (M.A.) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Music Education
Music Education (Online only)
Music Theory-Composition



For complete program information, including course offerings and requirements, please visit the University Catalog.

Graduate String Quartet

The Performance (Chamber Music) program offers comprehensive experience and training in the many facets of chamber music, including the following: performances on and off campus, repertoire building, coaching with members of internationally known string quartets and other internationally known artists, private study with the Verve Chamber Ensemble members and assistance for participation in national competitions.

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Graduate Assistantships

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music offers graduate assistantships in performance, conducting, ethnomusicology, graduate string quartet, music education and theory. Students interested in a graduate assistantship must submit an application.

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Interested in becoming a Golden Flash? Click below for more information and for the Graduate Application.

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Audition Guidelines

Master of Music degree applicants in performance and conducting must audition in their major performing medium. Students planning a major in Performance (vocal or instrumental) and Conducting will be expected to demonstrate ability on the level of the Bachelor of Music in Performance Senior Recital.

For students residing at an inconvenient distance from Kent, an audition recording may be sent to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies.  It should contain up to thirty minutes of material covering variety of performance styles (and languages for vocalists).

Students who wish to schedule an audition must submit an audition application.

Audition information and Application

Music Theory Placement Examination

All entering masters and doctoral students take a placement examination in music theory. The examination must be taken before the start of enrollment in a graduate degree program. Graduate theory coursework required as a result of this examination will be counted toward the degree requirements. Students may retake the examination once. The examination is given in August and January.

FALL 2018

Music Theory - Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - E202


Music Theory - Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - E202