Women's Ensemble

The Ohio University Women’s Ensemble is a 107-voice all-female choir made up of talented students from diverse majors. Originally the Girls' Glee Club (founded in 1924), later the Women’s Chorale, our new name and brand was established in the Spring of 2014.

As a performance group, OWE gives women at Ohio University an opportunity to study, rehearse, and perform choral repertoire from a wide variety of musical styles and genres – music that is challenging as well as fun!  We take pride in our ability to perform collegiate-level choir literature both accompanied and a cappella ranging from 3 to 8 parts. Our goal is that each member becomes a better singer, better musician, and better performer.

As a student organization, the mission of OWE is to create a “Sisterhood through Song.” Our executive board plans social activities, big & little sister connections, fundraisers, an annual banquet, and an annual performance tour.

Great performing ensembles succeed through a combination of hard-work, dedication, love, and social connection. We believe the bonds of friendship we make as a sisterhood transfer to the unity of our sound. We strive to live our motto “In Venustas et Harmonium” (In Beauty and Harmony) -  through our sisterhood and through our music. 

For additional information, please contact:

Paul Mayhew
Assistant Professor of Music Education
mayhew@ohio.edu