The School of Music invites all university students to participate in its ensembles. Some ensembles have open enrollment (no audition required) and...
... you don't have to be a music major to be involved!
Our ensembles include large bands, orchestras, jazz bands and combos, and choirs at every level of ability. There are also a number of smaller chamber opportunities for vocalists, instrumentalists and composers. In addition to the Ohio State Marching band, which is open to brass and percussion musicians by audition, the athletic bands have open enrollment and welcome woodwind players. Whether you are an experienced performer or a hobbyist, we have a group for you!
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Most ensembles have variable credit hours between .5 and 2, which allows you to participate without exceeding 18 hours per semester.
Auditions for most ensembles are held during the first week of autumn semester classes; some, the day before classes begin. Rehearsals begin the following week.
Details about requirements and procedures for autumn 2018 auditions will be available later this summer.
- Orchestral ensembles — audition information and excerpts are now available.
- Choral ensembles
- Opera & Lyric Theatre
- Marching and Athletic Bands — 2018 tryout information and summer session details.
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