Small Ensembles

Ensemble Update for Academic Year 2020–2021

The Ohio State University ensembles are committed to providing meaningful educational and performance experiences amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether instruction is online, in person/socially distanced, or a hybrid, the conducting and studio faculty continue to creatively plan instruction following state and university guidelines for student safety, while simultaneously preparing students for their professional life in music.

We will post updates to the following as information becomes available.

There are diverse opportunities for small instrumental and vocal ensembles in the School of Music. Contact the appropriate faculty member to learn how to participate.

Note that not all ensembles are offered every semester. Check the Course Catalog and consult with your academic advisor.

  • Buckeye Flutes • contact Katherine Borst Jones
        • A flute ensemble/choir for non-majors, meeting once a week.
        • The ensemble performs several times each semester at campus venues.
  • Double Bass Ensemble • contact Barry Green
  • Harp Ensemble • Jeanne Norton
  • African Drum Ensemble • contact Arved Ashby
  • African Kora Ensemble, offered alternate years • contact Ryan Skinner
  • Andean Ensemble • contact Michelle Wibbelsman
        • MUS 2208.22 (undergraduate) and 7780.22 (graduate), 1 credit
  • Mixed Ensembles • may include piano, brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings, voice
  • Composers Workshop • Thomas Wells