Alumni Spotlight

David LauridsenDavid Lauridsen

David Lauridsen, Jr. sang tenor in the Men’s Glee Club from 1991–1995. He is an Ohio State University Alumni Association life member and MGC Alumni Society Board member. David earned a degree in Communications and is currently an application analyst for Kroger Technology.

About his time in MGC David writes:

Choral music, and my time in the Ohio State Men's Glee Club specifically, has had a profound impact on who I am as a human being — I can scarcely conceive of what my life would have been like without it. I can say, without a doubt, that my most memorable and deeply moving musical experiences have been with the Men's Glee Club and Men's Glee Club Alumni Society.

The friendships I have made through my affiliation with this organization are ones that I cherish. I did not pledge a fraternity as an undergraduate — this is my fraternity! The number of friends I made as an undergrad member of the Club has been surpassed by the number I've made as an active member of the alumni society. My years as an Alumni Society board member have afforded me the benefit of continuing to participate in an amazing range of rewarding musical (and social) experiences and allowed me to "give back" to the undergrad organization that has given so much to me, to the Ohio State community, and to the community at large. If the fleeting notes of "Carmen Ohio" have left even an iota of the impact on the wide and varied audiences we've sung to that they have on me, then no tailgate performance or run-out has ever been too small. I am proud to have been a member of the Ohio State Men's Glee Club, and to be a continuing member of the MGC Alumni Society.