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Department of Music
Student playing the violin outside of Towers Hall

STAND for your Encore at Otterbein

As you walk through the Otterbein University Department of Music, you'll notice that it's alive—with music, with laughter, with students in the lounge, with professors talking to students. That's because Music at Otterbein is more than an education, it's an experience. 

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Now Playing

Whether it be from our talented students, our actively practicing faculty & staff or from a guest ensemble, there is always music playing at Otterbein. Check out our concert calendar to see what events are coming up next.


Music major candidates must complete an audition to be accepted into the Department of Music, and to be considered for a talent award.

Non-Music majors must complete an audition to be considered for an ensemble or talent award.

All students must complete an application to Otterbein before you may schedule an audition.

Audition Workshop

Saturday, November 18
High school juniors and seniors are invited to join us for our annual Audition Workshop on November 18!  Students participating in the workshop will walk away with a lot of useful information about the entire audition process, along with helpful critique from seasoned music professionals.  The registration fee is only $15 and will include lunch and a DVD of your trial audition.  More information and registration here.

Non-Major Participation

You don't have to be a music major to continue participating in your music experience.  Non-majors may join any of the music ensembles, take private lesson and may even be eligible for music associated talent awards.  Select a performance area or Application & Scholarship for more information.

Performance Areas

Sheet music

Departmental Handbook

See the Otterbein Department of Music Handbook for more information about our program.