Robert Glidden Hall
Athens, OH 45701
120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45710
The School of Music offers an impressive array of music degree programs designed to meet the professional career interests of students. The School offers the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Art in Music degrees.
Bachelor of Music Degree
The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) is a professional degree and prepares talented students for careers in music that require an in-depth background in musicianship and applied study, music academic courses, and the discipline-specific training within each degree program. Students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in music normally earn the undergraduate Bachelor of Music.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
The Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) is designed for academically talented students with excellent musiciansip who seek a broader degree program than is typically possible within a B.M. curriculum. The B.A. requires fewer credits, allowing more opportunities for study in a second area of interest. Double majors, additional minors, and pre-med and pre-law studies are all possible with this program. The B.A. is a true liberal arts degree, and thus prepares students for a wide variety of careers, as well as provides enough flexibility to prepare for graduate school in areas such as music, law, medicine, or business.
Graduates of Ohio University's music education and music therapy programs occupy positions of leadership at the local, state, and national levels. Job placement of our music education and music therapy students has been near 100% since 2003. OHIO music alumni are successfully pursuing careers as music teachers (private studio-university levels), orchestral and military ensemble performers, Broadway show and opera singers, touring artists, conductors, administrators, and award-winning composers.Graduates of all of our music degrees have pursued graduate study at major institutions, such as the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, California Institute of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Illinois, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, the University of Georgia, the University of Nebraska, the University of North Texas, and the University of Oklahoma.
The School of Music's outstanding faculty of artist-teachers and scholars is dedicated to providing the highest quality professional training in a challenging, yet supportive and friendly learning environment. A favorable faculty-to-student ratio promotes a distinctive student-centered atmosphere where students benefit from frequent interaction with music faculty. Faculty and not graduate assistants teach nearly all courses and private instruction within the School of Music. In addition to degree programs in education, performance, composition, theory and history, the school is also home to a music therapy program. This program provides a humanistic view of how music making can affect so many people.
All OHIO students are urged to participate in School of Music ensembles.Auditions take place during the first week of classes each term. Ensembles include the Symphony Orchestra, Campus Orchestra, Marching 110, Symphonic Band, University Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensembles, Opera-Musical Theater, Choral Union, University Singers, Women's Chorale, and the Singing Men of Ohio. Chamber groups include the Percussion Ensemble, String Quartets, African Music Ensemble, Jazz Combos, New Music Ensemble, as well as ensembles for trombones, trumpets, flutes, horns, and other instruments. In recent years various ensembles have appeared at the College Band Directors National Association North Central regional conference, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Ohio Music Education Association Conference, and the Percussive Arts Society International Conference. For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Trachsel, co-chair, ensembles division, email@example.com
Each year the School of Music and the University Performing Arts Series hosts outstanding artists from the world of music. Recent distinguished guests have included saxophonist/educator Jamey Aebersold, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers, the Galaxy Percussion Ensemble, the University of Illinois Brass Quintet, trumpeter Sean Jones, The Lark Quartet, singer/educator Sylvia McNair, oboist Martin Schuring, cellist Janos Starker, composer/pianist Dominik Wania, composer/band leader Gerald Wilson, and trombonist Larry Zalkind.
The OHIO School of Music is housed in Robert Glidden Hall, a six-story facility which houses classrooms (equipped with state-of-the-art technology), practice rooms, faculty studios, a McIntosh electronic music lab, two electronic keyboard labs, amusic therapy clinic, a comprehensive music/dance library, critical listening-viewing room, instrument repair shops, and offices for graduate assistants and student organizations. Glidden Hall houses the large rehearsal rooms, and a 160 seat recital hall with digital recording equipment. Many ensemble performances and the opera productions are held in the 2,000 seat Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, located one block from Glidden Hall. Additional on-campus performance venues include The Ridges Auditorium, Baker Center Theater, and Galbreath Chapel, which houses a Bedient 18-stop tracker organ.
Music Therapy Campus Clinic
The Music Therapy Campus Clinic allows faculty and students to conduct research and provide individual and group sessions. The Clinic also provides professional services provided by licensed music therapists to adults and children with special needs living in the Athens community and Southeast Ohio.
Athens Community Music School
The Athens Community Music School (ACMS) has been committed to providing professional music instruction, educational programs, and music therapy services to individuals of all ages and abilities in Athens and southeast Ohio since 1979. Literally thousands of students have had their lives musically enriched by our dedicated instructors. ACMS offers group classes and private lessons to children and adults, as well as ensembles such as the Athens Children's Chorus and the Athens String Orchestra. Our instructors include faculty members from the Ohio University School of Music, affiliate faculty (teachers with master's degrees in music and previous teaching experience), and qualified graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Music. Professor Elizabeth Braun is the ACMS Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
OHIO music students are encouraged to take advantage of multiple opportunities for study in Africa, Europe and, Asia. Students may enroll in summer programs in London and Ghana led by School of Music faculty. Please visit the following website for study abroad opportunities in the College of Fine Arts.http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/education_abroad/index.html
Music Scholarship/Audition Information
An audition is required for admittance as a music major and for scholarship or assistantship consideration. Students unable to audition in person may submit a video recording or, with prior permission, a compact disc for consideration. Students are encouraged to contact specific faculty members to discuss procedures and repertoire. For additional information, please visit http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/music/pages/admission-audition-info/undergraduate/audition.htm or contact Dr. Andrew Trachsel, email@example.com. Graduate students should contact Dr. Richard Wetzel, firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss application and audition procedures.
Academic Scholarship Information
All incoming Freshmen who meet admission deadlines will be considered for all Ohio University scholarships including merit-based and need-based scholarship. Visit http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/scholfinaid/To be considered for School of Music Talent -Based Scholarships, students must audition no later than February 25 of each academic year.
The School of Music's nationally-recognized faculty of artist/teachers and scholars is dedicated to providing the highest quality professional training in a challenging and supportive and friendly learning environment. A favorable faculty-to-student ratio promotes a distinctive student-centered atmosphere where students benefit from frequent interaction with their professors. Full time faculty teach nearly all music courses and provide private instruction. Faculty biographies and additional contact information are available on our web site: www.finearts.ohio.edu/music
Music Education - Choral Emphasis
Music Education - Instrumental Emphasis
The College of Fine arts is home to four schools at the undergraduate level that offer degrees in Art, Dance, Music and Theater. For graduate students, they also offer programs in film and interdisciplinary studies.The college is dedicated to advancing the arts through active participation in artistic and humanistic dialogue. It is committed to challenging, enriching and educating students through the creation and study of the arts. As the Athens region's primary cultural resource, the College of Fine Arts engages people of the university, the larger community and the geographic region in the arts. Hundreds of performances, productions, lectures and exhibitions throughout the year allows for students to show and display their work in a professional setting. The College of Fine Arts also offers an exclusive program, called a RLC, or Residential Learning Community, that allows students to live with other fine arts students on-campus.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.