School of Music to introduce new director with concert Sunday

Marcus Donaldson

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will welcome Charles Latshaw, the new director of the school’s orchestra, with a performance at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Cartwright Hall.

The performance is designed to teach the orchestra students and strengthen their skills while entertaining the audience, Latshaw said. He also promised a surprise for audience members.

“We’ve changed some of the surprises and added some new ones to make it more surprising for a modern audience,” Latshaw said. “That part of the concert is going to be a lot of fun and very unusual.”

Latshaw joins the Kent community from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, where he completed his coursework for a doctorate in orchestral conducting, according to a university press release. Latshaw said he conducted professionally for the past 10 years but is ready to move into a teaching position.

Tickets for the concert are on sale weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets may be purchased from home at 330-672-ARTS (2787) or

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