To add Women’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.
Undergraduate: MUSIC 2203.05 | Graduate: MUSIC 7203.05
Classes meet MWF, 3–3:55 p.m. | Autumn 2021 in Weigel 177
The Ohio State University Women’s Glee Club, established in 1903, strives to connect and empower women through music-making and community by challenging each to find her/their own voice. Additionally, it has the distinction of being the first musical organization to appear in concert in Mershon Auditorium. The Women’s Glee Club membership represents a wide variety of majors and interests, with singers ranging from freshmen to graduate students. Members work to improve and expand musicianship through challenging and varied repertoire focused especially on works by women and BIPOC composers.
One of the organization's main goals is to grow in sisterhood and compassion through bonding and activism. Our partnerships with community organizations like Alvis and Huckleberry House link our artistry with needs in our community. Members of the Women’s Glee Club participate in a variety of on- and off-campus events including the School of Music’s Halloween-themed “HalleBOOia!” concert, performing Buckeye tunes around campus on game days, caroling during the holiday season, and traveling to share their music. Additionally, The Women’s Glee Club aims to amplify historically underrepresented voices through engagement and music.
Women’s Glee Club is led and directed by associated faculty Jordan Saul. As an educator, Saul models not only current and relevant practices in choral pedagogy, but also student advocacy and service, further contributing to WGC’s advocacy for social change.
WGC Officers 2021–2022
- Leah Mattas, President
- Kaitlynn Gilbert, Vice President of Finance
- Ayla Hoermann, Vice President of Communications
- Megan Waldfogel, Vice President of Design
- Grace Cooper, Vice President of Outreach
- Liz Arteta, Vice President of Musicianship
Our legacy as an ensemble is extensive and impactful. Under the leadership of Dr. Kristina Caswell MacMullen, the Glee Club hosted the three-day summit CONCEPT:Freedom in 2015, raising awareness about human trafficking in and around central Ohio. Under Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt's direction, the Glee Club was selected to sing for state and regional conferences of the Ohio Music Education Association and the American Choral Directors Association. Led by conductor Dr. Richard Schnipke and collaborative pianist Casey L. Cook, the WGC was honored to perform for the Ohio Music Education Association's 2013 professional development conference. The ensemble also sang for the Ohio Choral Directors Association's annual summer conference in June 2010, and released their first CD since 2003, A Jubilant Song, in spring 2011.