A day in the life of a music major at OSU...

Students arrive in the morning to be greeted by a “shadow” student for the day.  Our guests will attend a music theory class, enjoy a voice lesson with one of our applied voice faculty, have lunch with music students, take a campus tour, sing with one of our choirs, meet the faculty, and a whole lot more.


For prospective Fall 2019 students

  • Monday, January 27, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Monday, February 24, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

 Sample Schedule

8:45   Arrival/Check In
9:30   Attend Music Theory/History Course with an undergraduate music student
10:30   Voice Lesson
11:00   Meeting with Dr. Stroope
11:30   Lunch with undergraduate music students
12:30   Campus Tour
1:30-3:30   Free Time/Audition (audition must be scheduled in advance)

Sing with Concert Chorale


Scholarship Audition Dates 2019
           *for students wishing to enter OSU Fall 2019

Monday, November 12, 2018 (Shadow Day)

Monday, January 28, 2019 (Shadow Day)

Monday, February 11, 2019 (Shadow Day)

Sunday, February 17, 2018, Audition only, Auditionees MUST sign up by Thursday, February 14th to audition at this date, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

NOTE: All auditions are held at the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts on the southeast corner of the OSU campus. Please proceed to Room 122.

For more information and requirements for auditions please click here.

Dr. Z. Randall Stroope

The audition determines:

  • Acceptance as a voice major at OSU
  • Whether a student will be placed on scholarship
  • Ensemble to which a student will be assigned



OSU offers multiple auditioned and unauditioned groups for students who are music majors OR non-music majors.

Cantamus (Women's Choir), University Singers
, and  Statesmen (Men's Choir) do NOT require a formal audition. Just sign up! 

For information about Chamber Choir, Concert Chorale, and OSU Opera, see the individual ensemble pages.