Choral Ensembles


ALL Ohio State students — music majors and non-majors alike — are encouraged to join our choirs. For general information about the audition process, visit Choral Auditions.

Autumn 2019 audition updates will be available in early August.


Choral Opportunities

Symphonic Choir

With repertoire ranging from works with orchestra to 19th-century a cappella works to works representing the best in contemporary composition, this highly select SATB choir is comprised of graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. The choir (MUS 2203.02/7203.02) sings a variety of distinctive choral literature with frequent solo opportunities. Open by competitive audition to all Ohio State students (sophomore through graduate level); those with extensive vocal background and sophisticated reading skills are encouraged to audition.

Men's Glee Club

Men's Glee Club at Hayes Hall

Having performed for regional ACDA conferences, the OMEA conference, and national conferences of the Intercollegiate Male Choruses, Inc., the Men's Glee Club (MUS 2203.04) is highly visible among male choruses nationwide, and has a long tradition of choral excellence.

This ensemble welcomes singers from all academic disciplines on campus, undergraduate through graduate level. MGC maintains an active performance schedule, performing frequently throughout Ohio and beyond.

The Statesmen is a select a cappella group auditioned from within the Men's Glee Club, comprising 12 to 16 singers.

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Women's Glee Club

Women's Glee Club at Browning Amphitheatre

The Ohio State University Women's Glee Club (MUS 2203.05) was established in 1903. This ensemble has the distinction of being the first musical organization to appear in concert at the university’s largest performance space, Mershon Auditorium. Currently over 60 voices strong, membership in the Women’s Glee Club is by audition. The Women’s Glee Club represents a wide variety of majors and interests from throughout the university, with singers ranging from freshmen to graduate students.

The Women’s Glee Club has performed for both state and regional conferences of the Ohio Music Education Association and the American Choral Directors Association. Annually, the Women’s Glee Club tours throughout the midwest, and hosts an invitational event on the Ohio State campus featuring women’s choirs from across the state.

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University Chorus

This ensemble is open to all Ohio State students, with a voice placement to determine readiness for ensemble participation. Intended for non-music majors, singers will explore a wide variety of music and perform 1 – 2 times per semester. University Chorus (MUS 2203.03) is designed to help students develop vocal and musical skills in an enjoyable environment with minimal constraints on time outside of rehearsal.


For more information about the choral ensembles, email Dr. Robert Ward or call 614-292-4622.