Otterbein University

Discover your future… one note at a time.

As part of the Otterbein University Department of Music, you get more than just an education, you get an experience.  With dedicated spaces for practice and performance and faculty who encourage you to develop your own style – it’s something you can sing about! 

We offer performance areas in: 

  • Bands – all woodwind, brass and percussion instruments
  • Composition
  • Keyboard
  • Strings
  • Voice/Choir/Opera

Otterbein’s renowned interdisciplinary Musical Theatre program offered through the Department of Theatre and Dance, is designed to prepare students as “triple threats” through rigorous training in acting, voice, music and dance.

Music students at Otterbein are mentored by master teachers of instruments and voice, and have opportunities to participate in a variety of ensembles and performances on campus, off campus, and even abroad.   Music majors have access to a keyboard lab, state-of-the-art music software, an electronic music studio, and much more.

Talent awards are available based on your audition.  The Young Artist Scholarship for music majors is a $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. To be considered for a Young Artist Scholarship, you must submit your application to Otterbein University by December 15. 

In a collaborative not competitive environment, all you need to have a successful music career is waiting for you at Otterbein! 

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