Men's Glee Club

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 season!

A word "from the podium" with Dr. Ward

Welcome to the 2019–2020 academic year! For those of you returning to campus — and to those experiencing Ohio State for the first time — I am confident that you will find academic life, campus life and the Men’s Glee Club a challenging, inspiring and rewarding experience. This month marks my 16th season at the helm of MGC, and I assure you I am as inspired today as I was in 2004.

The biggest news is that the Board of Trustees voted in May to construct a new building for the School of Music. This 3-year project will result in a 4-story building that will be attached to Weigel Hall. During construction we will endure the challenges that come with any building project. The two most significant changes to the choral area are:

  • All choral ensembles will rehearse at Indianola Presbyterian Church (1970 Waldeck Ave).
  • All choral concerts will be given at that church or at other locations across the city.

This transition necessitates that all of us exercise patience. Construction has already begun and knowing where you can cross College Road changes regularly. Let us all keep our heads up and our eyes to looking to the future. This $50-million building project affirms that the University is committed to making music and the arts a vital and vibrant part of our campus life.


Robert J. Ward
MGC conductor

The Men's Glee Club at Ohio State is a brotherhood that commits itself to excellence through artistry, achievement in academics, and outreach to the community. The Men’s Glee Club has been sharing music with the OSU campus, community and around the world since 1875. They are active throughout the year with fall tailgating before football games, multiple concerts on and off campus and frequent trips both within the U.S. and abroad.


School of Music  |  Robert J. Ward, Director of Choral Studies |
314 Weigel Hall  |  614-292-4622


Did you know...
Over half of the OSU Men's Glee Club are NOT Music majors?
Visit the Audition page for details about scheduling an audition for MGC.

Officers 2019 – 2020

Parker Kronen, President
Jacob Soles, Vice President of Operations

Michael Rizzoni, VP of Communications
Noah Shireman, VP of Musicianship
Brighton Hummer, VP of Finance

The MGC proudly congratulates recipients of the following 20192020 scholarship awards:

Maria Melnyk Franks Award: Noah Shireman
Richard DeSelm Fellowship: Parker Kronen
Louis H. Diercks Choral Award: Wesley Henkel
MGC Alumni Society Scholarship Fund:
Brighton Hummer, Kevin Baum
J. Norman Staiger Memoral Scholarship:
Ben Chiappone, Nathan Hensley, Kevin Ruppert, Chris Wright, Michael Rizzoni, Emerson Slicer

The MGC proudly congratulates recipients of the following 2019 Banquet awards:

First-Year Award: Jarrod Hay, Spencer Wainfor
Most Improved Award: Wesley Henkel
Musicianship Award: Emerson Slicer
Conductor's Prize: Henry Newberg
Gallagher Spirit Award: Adam Othman

Alumni Spotlight

Brian Quinn








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