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Welcome to the 2015-2016 Season!

Time to prepare for auditions, with a word from The Ward.

Dear Prospective Member: Welcome to OSU and thank you for your interest in the OSU Men’s Glee Club. Auditions will be held August 23-26 in Weigel Hall, room #314 (my office). Audition sign-up sheets will be posted on the choral-announcement board on the first floor of Weigel Hall (across from the elevator). Should you have any questions about the audition or how to arrange a time please write to me at ward.539@osu.edu or call my office 614-292-4622.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer vacation.

I look forward to meeting you,

Robert Ward

Conductor, OSU Men’s Glee Club


Audition Requirements

-Scales and short melodies to test range and demonstrate voice quality

-Sing an unaccompanied melody – a patriot tune or hymn tune

-Melodic retention exercise: sing back 5-note melodic patterns

-Rhythmic exercise: clap or sing rhythmic patterns in common meters

-Sight reading, both rhythms and pitches

-Voice Majors: sing a prepared solo – pianist provided

The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club is a brotherhood that commits itself to excellence through artistry, achievement in academics, and outreach to the community. The Men’s Glee Club has been sharing music with the OSU campus, community and around the world since 1875. They are active throughout the year with fall tailgating before football games, multiple concerts on and off campus and frequent trips both within the US and abroad.


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Dana Thacker
Current Residence: Lewis Center, OH
Occupation: Director of IT, Cardinal Health Inc.
OSU Degree: BA Broadcast Journalism (1995), MBA (2005)
Years in MGC: 1991-1995

Dana Thacker graduated from OSU after working for ESPN, Fox and ABC in television while still in school, though he now works in IT.  Dana has led major programs of IT work for a Fortune 20 company, most notably for building an ordering web site that processes more than $30 billion in annual revenue.  He is now Director of Customer Support Services IT leading a team of 35 IT associates based in Dublin, OH.  Customer care operations have more than 13 million customer touch points per year and process more than $6 billion in annual revenue.  Dana leads the “Walker, Texas Ranger” American Heart Association Heart Walk Team, which was the #4 team in Central Ohio raising more than $13k in 2014. 

In his free time Dana enjoys creating adventures with his wife Jennifer and two sons (William[12] and Charlie[10]), singing with the Alumni Glee Club, exercise, writing humorous essays and playing golf. He serves as a charter member of the OSU Men's Glee Club Alumni Society, where he has been president and newsletter editor.  His time singing with the Glee Club was among the best in his life, filled with moments of musical awe and a deep love of men’s choral sounds echoing through acoustical halls around the world.