Men's Glee Club

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Season!

A word "from the podium" with Dr. Ward

The new MGC website is up and running!  Ohio State instituted new policies regarding websites for individual organizations and it has taken nearly 8 months to work through the details associated with the change. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during the transition period.

Change can be a good thing if administered with compassion and consistent sharing of information. In my 13 years as conductor of this distinguished organization we have experienced changes that include:

  • The transition from the quarter system to semesters
  • Singers being required to re-audition for their place in the ensemble at the start of every school year
  • A new MGC crest
  • Every MGC member taking a choral sight-reading class
  • Tradition changes that reflect updated university practices to ensure a safe and equal learning environment
  • A new structure for the MGC officer Board
  • A new rehearsal time (4:10-5:05 p.m.)

The list is more extensive, but you get the idea. The point in mentioning all of this is that the Men’s Glee Club continues to evolve. The ensemble maintains its relevance in the world and in the academic community by staying abreast of new ideas and by responding to those new ideas with a steadfast commitment to maintaining its longstanding pursuit of artistic excellence, community outreach/engagement, and promoting school spirit.

“Time and change will surely show” that the seeds planted by previous generations of MGC members have developed a strong root system. And “how firm thy friendship” continues to be a truism that the MGC brotherhood nurtures and will forever cherish.

Respectfully,

Robert J. Ward
MGC conductor


The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club 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.

Alumni Spotlight

Wayland HindsName: Wayland Hinds
Current Residence: Columbus, OH   |   Hometown: Wai'anae, HI
Occupation: Admissions Counselor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
OSU Degree: BA in Communications, 2013
Years active in MGC: 2010-2013

After graduating from Ohio State in 2013, Wayland found employment at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He worked with the Community Relations department there as well as with the Animal Care and Conservation department. In autumn 2015, Wayland returned to Ohio State, where he currently recruits and advises students about applying to and attending Ohio State to study law.

Wayland is also very involved on campus outside of his job. He participated in and graduated from the OSU Alumni Association's Young Alumni Academy and is a current board member for the OSU Men's Glee Club Alumni Society. If he's not busy with one of these things, you can find him glued to a Buckeye football game or counting down the minutes until the next one. Born and raised on the island of O'ahu in the state of Hawai'i, Wayland is often asked why he chose to stay in Columbus. To this he replies, "Why not? I love this city and Ohio State is the best place in the world."

Contact Us
School of Music  |  Robert J. Ward  |  Director of Choral Studies  |  314 Weigel Hall
(614) 292-4622  |  ward.539@osu.edu

 

Auditions

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 the Men's Glee Club.

News

Before the end of spring semester, your new MGC Officer Board was elected!
Congratulations to:
Ben Wadley, President
John Oreskovich, Vice President of Musicianship

Riley Jantz, VP of Finance
Adam Othman, VP of Communications
Hayden Biedenharn, VP of Operations

These fine men will help lead us into a new year, and a transformational experience for the Men's Glee Club!

We have a new CD! Entitled How Can I Keep From Singing?, it contains repertoire from the past three seasons! Visit the Store to order your own copy today.


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