Major Code BA1938
Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Christopher Fisher, director of studies/contact person
The tutorial program in music is designed for excellent scholar-musicians who wish to work closely with dedicated faculty through tutorials, individual lessons, and ensembles. The program balances a commitment to breadth and rigor, while providing opportunities for self-disciplined and highly motivated students to creatively explore fundamental and cutting-edge issues. The four-year program includes a tutorial each semester, applied study and upper-division music courses, language courses, and collateral studies. Individualized instruction and a flexible curriculum allow each Honors Tutorial College student to pursue a course of study tailored to his or her interests, including music history, theory, composition, performance, or some combination.
All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program. In the HTC program in music, in most cases minimum credentials include a high school rank in the upper 10% and high scores on a standardized test (a minimum of 30 on the ACT or 1300 [math plus verbal] on the SAT). A personal interview with the director of studies is also required for entry.
Change of Program Policy
First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the music tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1st.
External Transfer Admission
First-year students at another institution may also apply to transfer into the music tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1st.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
This program is for high ability students who prefer a more independent approach than is usually available in traditional programs. This rigorous and comprehensive educational experience is sensitive to the needs and interests of the individual student. Students have the opportunity to progress well beyond material covered in conventional courses, and the program provides excellent preparation for graduate study.