Orchestras for Non-Majors

and for Music Majors playing a Secondary Instrument

(Auditions are NOT required)


The Ohio State University School of Music offers two orchestras for non-music majors who are interested in furthering their musical development, as well as making new friends and experiencing the artistry of performing in a collegiate ensemble.

Auditions for membership are not required; information about optional auditions for principal seating will be provided at the first rehearsal of the semester.

String musicianFirst-Year Undergraduate String Orchestra

The First-Year Undergraduate String Orchestra (FYUSO) is a string chamber ensemble open to first-year non-music majors who have played violin, viola, cello or bass in high school and are currently enrolled at The Ohio State University.

Music majors also are welcome to enroll by playing their secondary instrument in the ensemble after successfully completing a related string methods course.

Enrollment

Each term, all members of this ensemble must enroll to be eligible to play. Students receive a letter grade for the course based upon participation in rehearsals and performances.

Course Title: First Year Orchestra
Course Number: MUSIC 2215.02 (1–2 credits)
Class Number: 10278 (autumn 2018)

Details

The First-Year Undergraduate String Orchestra performs once per term in conjunction with the Ohio State University Community Orchestra. There are no required auditions for membership. However, there is an optional audition for those interested in serving as principal players. Information about this optional seating audition is available at the first rehearsal of each academic term.

Repertoire performed by this ensemble includes a wide range of musical styles. Students are encouraged to play their own instrument; however, instruments can be provided on loan from The Ohio State University School of Music. Locker and instrument information will be distributed at the first rehearsal.

For more information about this exciting opportunity to continue your musical career, please contact Aaron Yackley (yackley.4@osu.edu).


Ohio State University Community Orchestra

The Ohio State University Community Orchestra (OSUCO) is open to the Ohio State community including students, faculty, staff and alumni. Previous playing experience on your instrument is required. All orchestral instruments are welcome.

Additionally, music majors may enroll in the orchestra on a secondary instrument.

Enrollment

Each term, all members of this ensemble must enroll to be eligible to play. Members of the orchestra receive a grade based on participation and performances. 

Course Title: Small Ensemble: Miscellaneous

  • Undergraduate Course Number: MUSIC 2208.99, section 010 (.05–1 credit); Class number: 10276 (autumn 2018)
  • Graduate Course Number: MUSIC 7208.99, section 191 (1 credit); Class Number: 10324 (autumn 2018)

Ohio State faculty/staff and community members interested in joining the orchestra should contact the Office of Distance Education and eLearning for Extended Education enrollment information.

Details

The orchestra meets all year and generally performs one concert each semester.

Auditions for membership in this orchestra are not required. Auditions will be held for members wishing to fill principal positions; information regarding audition requirements and times will be distributed at the first rehearsal of each semester.

For more information, please contact the instructor, Aaron Yackley (yackley.4@osu.edu).


Orchestral Ensembles

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