Students from all majors are welcome to audition for our ensembles. Some ensembles do not require an audition (see below). The audition procedures vary depending on the ensemble. Please visit the page for each area to learn more about how to audition for that specific ensemble.

Choral & Vocal Auditions

An audition is required for placement into the OSU Chamber Choir, Bella Voce, and the OSU Meistersingers. The OSU University Chorale is open to all interested singers (no experience necessary) and does not require an audition.

The OSU Opera Workshop is an auditioned ensemble primarily consisting of music majors and minors.


The OSU Wind Ensemble, OSU Wind Symphony and OSU Jazz Ensemble require placement auditions. The OSU Campus Band is open to all interested instrumentalist and does not require a placement audition.

Symphony Orchestra

String players interested in the orchestra should contact Dr. Marlan Carlson directly, prior to the start of fall term (preferably as early as possible).


Pianists should contact Dr. Rachelle McCabe to schedule an audition prior to the start of fall term.