On Friday, July 28, 2017 the Ohio State Clarinet Ensemble performed for a full, enthusiastic crowd at the 2017 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest™ Convention in Orlando, Florida. The ensemble was invited to perform after submitting a proposal and recordings last fall.
On August 30, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band premiered Heroes from the Sea, the latest work composed by Onsby Rose, doctoral graduate teaching associate in the School of Music. Directed by Col.
David E. Becker has been appointed as visiting professor for the 2017–2018 academic year. Professor Becker will serve as conductor of the Ohio State Symphony Orchestra and teach orchestral conducting.
School of Music alumnus Alejandro L. Madrid (PhD 2003, musicology), has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Edward J. Dent Medal from the Royal Musical Association in the U.K.
William L. Ballenger has been appointed to serve as director of the School of Music at The Ohio State University. His appointment begins on July 1, 2017.
Through a competitive selection process, the Ohio State University Flute Troupe has been selected to perform at the 45th National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 9-13, 2017.