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 content as it becomes available. Audition information for orchestras, choirs and bands will be posted in mid-July, if possible.


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 Catalogue 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 (not offered for 2018–2019)
  • African Kora Ensemble, offered alternate years; contact Ryan Skinner
  • Andean Ensemble • contact Michelle Wibbelsman
  • Mixed Ensembles • may include piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, percussion and strings
  • Composers Workshop • Thomas Wells