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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.

New Scholarship Opportunity!

Otterbein University is offering a new scholarship opportunity, the Young Artist Scholarship, for music majors. This $30,000 competitive scholarship will go to up to five recipients per year and is renewable for four years (eight semesters) for students in good standing, maintaining a 3.0 GPA. In order to be considered for a Young Artist Scholarship, you must submit your application to Otterbein by December 15, 2018. You must complete your audition by February 19, 2019 to be considered for this award.

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.