Spooky Tunes Scare the Kids

On the day before Halloween, Finney Chapel was filled to capacity with children from Oberlin's public schools enjoying a field trip to a concert, "Why Is Music Scary?" Music Coalition senior students John Goodell and Krista Johnson organized a multimedia extravaganza that included moments of deliberately producing "really scary" music on the pipe organ just when the wide-eyed kids least expected it -- everything from Return of the Jedi's Darth Vader theme to "creepy" ballet music.

Oberlin students re-duce the audience of intent youngsters to nervous giggles while spooky music, performed on the pipe organ, echoes throughout Finney Chapel.