Message from the Director

The School of Music at Ohio State University is dedicated to excellence in performance, scholarship, teaching, and building community through music. The members of our faculty inspire and challenge our students to achieve great things here at Ohio State and beyond. As stated in our mission, “the school is committed to nurturing the best of Ohio’s students, while maintaining excellence and diversity by recruiting nationally and internationally.”
Our alumni perform in symphony orchestras, military bands and choruses, and chamber ensembles; teach in conservatories, research universities and public schools; and have careers as composers, scholars, arts administrators and entrepreneurs. Our student and faculty ensembles regularly tour, commission new music, are recorded and streamed, and are featured at national and international conferences.
The School of Music annually hosts the Music Celebration Concert, Contemporary Music Festival, Drums Downtown, the Jazz Festival, the Musicology Lecture Series, the Buckeye Invitational, Honor Bands and Choral Festivals, internationally known performers and scholars in residence, fully-staged operas, summer camps, symposia, workshops and hundreds of public concerts, recitals and lectures. The Music Cognition Lab, Ethnomusicology Lab and the Helen Swank Voice Teaching and Research Laboratory afford students a spectrum of opportunities to study music from new perspectives.
Thank you for your interest in our School. Together with our undergraduate and graduate studies coordinators, explore how we can help you pursue your musical interests and realize your career ambitions.
David Bruenger
Interim Director, School of Music