Athens Youth Chorus 
Melanie Horne, director

The Athens Youth Chorus is a performance ensemble, which focuses on healthy and expressive singing habits, rehearsal and performance techniques, and music reading skills.  The ensemble performs 2- and 3-part songs, partner songs, and canons at various concerts throughout the year including a children’s chorus festival.  Students learn musical concepts by singing quality music appropriate to the child voice from a variety of periods and a wide range of styles and cultures.


Apprentices - for children in grades 3-5; non-auditioned; Fall and Spring; meets 6:30-7:45pm on Thursdays in room 494, Glidden Hall.


Advanced Ensemble - for children in grades 6-9; audition required; Fall and Spring; meets 7-8:30pm on Thursdays in room 494, Glidden Hall.

Tuition is $250 for the school year.

Auditions held September 2, 2021.  Call 740-593-4241 or email acms@ohio.edu to set up an audition time.

First rehearsal - September 9th, 2021


Cadet Strings

Dr. José Rocha, director

The Cadet Strings group focuses on developing individual string technique as well as group performance skills. One concert will be presented per semester. Music is provided. Students must provide their own instruments.


This group is for 3rd-6th graders who are new to the string family or have beginning string experience. 


Fall and Spring; meets 6-7pm on Tuesdays in Glidden 494.


Tuition is $250 for the school year.

Meet & Greet - August 27th at 5:00

First rehearsal - August 31, 2021

Piano Ensemble Project

Laura Silva, director

Not available in fall 2021

Join the piano orchestra!  

This group aims to promote collaborative music making in young piano students. Orchestral scores are arranged for piano at varying levels, both in terms of difficulty and number of performers.  Each pianist’s part represents a different section of the orchestra, and percussionists play the symphonic repertoire with the ensemble!  This targets many musical skills, including rhythmic accuracy, following a conductor, sight reading, artistic interpretation, and aural skills.  This unique model of chamber music keeps students motivated and engaged while offering a team atmosphere that they can enjoy.  The rehearsals and onstage performing experience also provide psychosocial enrichment for the children and teenagers involved. Students must be able to read music at the piano. 

Not available in fall 2021


Athens Community Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Matt James, director

Seeking musicians to join us for the inaugural season of the Athens Community Jazz Ensemble - a band for instrumentalists 19 and up celebrating America's music.  Rehearsals will be twice a week on Sundays from 7-9pm.  Saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass, drums, and piano welcome.

Registration must be completed online,  and only the $10 registration fee is required per semester.

First rehearsal - August 29, 2021



Choral Union

Dr. Dominique Petite, director

Choral Union is a large, mixed chorus of students, faculty, and townspeople. The ensemble unites annually with the Ohio University Symphony to perform outstanding major choral works.  Community members rehearse on Mondays from 7-9pm.

Registration must be completed online, and only the $10 registration fee is required.

First rehearsal - August 23, 2021

Campus Orchestra

Dr. José Rocha, director

The Campus Orchestra is intended for intermediate to advanced orchestral stringed instrument players and is open to all members of the community from middle school through adults.  Meets on Tuesdays from 7-9pm.

Participants may register for OU credit.  Contact Dr. Rocha at rocha@ohio.edu for more information about credit.

Registration must be completed online, and only the $10 registration fee is required.

First rehearsal - August 24, 2021