Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season!
Congratulations to our newest members!
Austin Blankemeyer, Peter Bradley, John Brothers, Andrew Collins, Dominique DiCarlo, Joseph Gibson, Roland Hatcher, Andrew Hosler, Riley Jantz, Parker Kurtz, Benjamin Leizerman, Arvind Madhavan, Michael McMasters, Maxwell Mulready, John Oreskovich, Joseph Sipzner, Andrew Taylor, Long To, Joseph Weaver, Dylan Yurco. Welcome to MGC!
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.
Name: John E. Seitz, Sr.
Hometown: Bloomville, OH
Current Residence: Indianapolis, IN
Family: Wife (Dana); 2 grown children; 2 grandchildren
Occupation: Retired after 32-year career with Eli Lilly & Company
OSU Degree: B.S. Industrial Engineering
Years in MGC: Sept., 1966, through Dec., 1970, under Professor J. Norman Staiger
Throughout my high school years I was primarily involved in instrumental music. During freshman orientation week, I found myself wandering through Hughes Hall, planning to audition for the symphonic band, when several MGC members approached me and asked if I would rather carry only my 1st tenor voice rather than a tenor sax "all the way from North Campus" several times a week ... the rest, as they say, was history!
The MGC quickly became my social fraternity. While in the club, I served one year as 1st tenor section leader and another leading a young group of 2nd tenors. In those days, we had 60 blazer outfits and 50 tuxes. Unfortunately, a university bus only had 42 seats--and 2 were reserved for our female accompanist and our beloved chaperone, Mrs. Staiger. So, before every bus trip, we auditioned in quartets for the 40 remaining, coveted seats. I was very fortunate that throughout my tenure I was able to be part of "Forty Men & a Girl." A highlight of our spring tours were joint concerts with what were, at the time, all-women's schools such as Stephens College, William Woods University, and Elmira College.
Also, the OSU - Michigan rivalry extended beyond the football field to the concert hall. Each year, on the night following THE game, their glee club and ours would face off, either at Mershon or Hill Auditorium, for a "concert/contest." These memories were only exceeded by our inaugural trip to the Rose Bowl with all of its associated festivities in December, 1970.
Did you know... Over half of the OSU Men's Glee Club are NOT Music majors?
Visit the Audition page for details about scheduling an audition for the Men's Glee Club.