Beaver Music Preview Day - October 24, 2018

Schedule of Events

9:00am - Check in Opens at The LaSells Stewart Center

10:00am - Welcome and opening performances by OSU ensembles


  • Brass, Winds and Percussion: Rehearsal with Dr. Chris Chapman
  • Choral: Conducting Masterclass and Student Panel
  • Music Technology & Production: Recording Studio Tour
  • Strings: Masterclass with Dr. Marlan Carlson

11:30am - Break for Lunch 

1:00pm - OSU Music Scholarship and Audition Information


  • OSU Marching Band Information Session
  • Choral: Sing with the OSU Chamber Chamber Choir 
  • Strings, Winds, Brasses: Preparing for Auditions - a Masterclass
  • Music Technology: Careers in Music Technology and Production


  • OSU Jazz Ensemble
  • Vocal Masterclass and Opera Workshop
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Instrumental and Vocal Scholarship Auditions (optional, for seniors only)

4:00pm - Optional campus tour

About Music at Oregon State University

Music at Oregon State is a dynamic community full of passionate people. We offer rigorous degree programs in music taught by experts in their fields. Not only do our students receive an impressive amount of individual attention from faculty, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive program within the School of Arts and Communication. Music programs filter into the lives of students across campus, no matter what their major is. Approximately four percent of the OSU student body participates in our music program. Of those enrolled, 80 percent are in a performance ensemble and 86 percent of those enrolled in performance ensembles are not music majors. We know that accessibility to these programs enhances the lives of many Oregon State students. All Oregon State students have the opportunity to select music as a minor. Through small class sizes, students have the advantage of working closely with their music professors while studying within the larger context of a major research university. Our position in the newly formed School of Arts and Communication has allowed for growth and expansion relating to faculty and programs, and has created the opportunity for new collaborations with colleagues and disciplines within and beyond the College of Liberal Arts.

In 2013, the School of Arts and Communication, in which music is housed, received a $5 million gift to advance the arts at Oregon State. The anonymous gift establishes endowments for four faculty positions in the school, including a new director of the performing arts who will expand and promote arts programs at OSU and interface with arts organizations in the area. Music students and faculty from Oregon State contribute to the arts in many ways. Not only are they performing in a variety of ensembles and individual recitals in Oregon and beyond, they are supporting young musicians and future audience members through student teaching and volunteering in public schools; hosting choir, orchestra, and band festivals; offering private lessons to youth and continuing education opportunities for music teachers; sharing their talent at fundraising events for non-profit and service organizations; and teaching music to youth in after school and summer programs.

Undergraduate Programs of Study


Music Education | Performance | Music Production & Technology | Popular Music (minor only) 


Performance Ensembles

Wind Ensemble | Wind Symphony | Campus Band | Jazz Ensemble | Marching Band | Pep Band | Rhythm & Beavs

Choral & Vocal

Chamber Choir | Bella Voce |  Meistersingers | University Chorale | Opera Workshop


Corvallis-OSU Symphony | Chamber Orchestra


Music Scholarships 

Music scholarships at Oregon State are available for all students based on their performance ability, experience, scholarship and financial need. Music scholarships require an application and an audition, as well as a commitment to participate in music.

Other scholarship opportunities are available through the university. It is to your advantage to apply early for admission to the university in order to be eligible and considered for other scholarships. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

We encourage experienced musicians interested in music at Oregon State to come for a live audition.

Apply for OSU Music Scholarships