This ensemble presents at least one main stage opera, operetta, or other lyrics theater piece each academic year. The core of the program is the opera theater class where student singers receive specialized training for the lyric theater, including stage movement, acting role study techniques, and vocal coaching.
The School of Music at Ohio University offers a variety of musical ensembles designed to meet the educational and artistic needs of majors within the School of Music and provides opportunities for qualified students from other academic disciplines who wish to continue their involvement in music performance.
School of Music large ensemble offerings include choral groups, symphony and campus orchestras, three symphonic bands, two jazz ensembles, and marching band. The Opera Theater presents at least one main stage production each year as well as a recital of opera scenes.
In addition to the large performing ensembles, students may choose to participate in small mixed groups including the New Music Ensemble, jazz combos, and various woodwind, brass, and string chamber ensembles. Smaller vocal ensembles are often formed from within each choral group. Like-instrumental ensembles such as Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Tuba/ Euphonium Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Percussion Ensemble are also available to interested students.