Music Department Coordinator:
Sebastian Birch, D.M.A.
118B Fine Arts
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).
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:
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Attention New Music Majors:
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.
Music at Kent State University at Stark
The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark.
Music Technology at Kent State Stark
Students can complete all requirements for the B.S. in music technology at Kent State Stark.
Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete their degree.
Other Music Majors - Finish at the Kent Campus
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.
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 EnsemblesStudents experience diverse performing opportunities through involvement in various ensembles:
- Concert Band
- Percussion Ensemble
- Studio Ensemble - Rock / Jazz
- University Chorus
Career OpportunitiesOpportunities 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.