About the Men's Glee Club

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Join Us!

The Men's Glee Club at Ohio State is a diverse organization, attracting students from many academic disciplines. Each year we invite anyone who wishes to audition to come and try out for the oldest organization on campus. The Men's Glee Club is an official course, a School of Music ensemble and a campus student organization. Its leadership consists of faculty as well as the MGC Executive Board. The board structure is centered around the encouragement and inclusion of input — from the entire membership. Perhaps one day YOU will assume a leadership role in the MGC!

Undergraduate: MUSIC 2203.04  |  Graduate: MUSIC 7203.04
Autumn 2021 — Rehearsals are held Mon., Wed., Fri., 4:10–5:05 p.m. in Hughes 100 (Auditorium)

To add Men's Glee Club to your schedule, search for the course number using Student Center (buckeyelink.osu.edu). The course may be added without auditioning, but admission to the group depends on your successful audition. This ensemble is also a variable credit course (0.5–2.0) to allow you to participate without exceeding the 18 credit hour limit.  Please direct questions about variable credit to your academic counselor.

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See our Performance Schedule. Find events that are open to the public at music.osu.edu/events.


The Statesmen

Auditions for the "lighter fare" a cappella group, Statesmen, are held at the beginning of each school year. Details for Statesmen auditions are released in the first few weeks of Men's Glee Club rehearsal. Membership requires enrollment in Men's Glee, and also offers its own course enrollment.

MUSIC 2203.08 (no graduate equivalent)
Autumn 2021 — Rehearsals are held Sunday evenings, 8–10 p.m. in Weigel 177

A Brief History

The Men’s Glee Club at Ohio State was organized in 1875. It is the oldest of hundreds of student organizations available to students at the university. Today, as then, the group exemplifies the university’s dedication to tradition, excellence and diversity.

During its history, the Men's Glee Club has garnered worldwide accolades. Most notably, the group was unanimously declared “Choir of the World” in 1990 under the direction of Professor James Gallagher in Llangollen, Wales. The Men's Glee Club was the first male chorus and the first ensemble from the United States to win the competition.

In the past decade the MGC has represented The Ohio State University and the School of Music at numerous events. Notable among these appearances include concerts with the University Glee Club of NYC at the Lincoln Center, convention concerts for the Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association, Ohio Music Educators Association, Ohio Choral Directors Association, and national seminars of the Intercollegiate Male Choruses.

Performance Repertoire

See a list of recent performance repertoire