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Contact the Office of the
Conservatory Associate Deans

Conservatory of Music
Bibbins 113
77 West College Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1588

Phone: (440) 775-8200
Fax: (440) 775-8942

M-F 8:30-12:00, 1:30-4:30


Web site:


Mary K. Gray
Associate Dean
Student Academic Affairs
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Jan Miyake
Associate Dean of
Academic Affairs

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Gloria Kim
Associate Dean
Artistic Programming & Operations

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Christopher Jenkins
Assistant Dean
Academic Support
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Jennifer Gendics
Departmental Technician

Student Academic Affairs

The Office of the Associate Deans of the Conservatory provides oversight, support, and information regarding academic requirements, procedures, and regulations to all Oberlin students pursuing course work in music.

Academic Reminders for The Conservatory of Music:
Academic Calendar
Course Grids & Classes
Course Catalog
FAQ's - Conservatory Associate Deans
Gig Referral Service
Misc. Conservatory Events, Classes & Programs
New Courses & Activities
Online schedule of classes
Registration Information
Important Dates to Remember...

Tuesday, August 26th New Student Orientation Begins.
Sunday, August 31st Residence Halls open for returning students.
Monday, September 1st Labor Day, No Classes.
Tuesday, September 2nd Classes Begin.
Tuesday, September 2nd - Thursday, August 11th Add/Drop begins for all full semester & 1st module courses. Registration for Classes.
Tuesday, September 2nd - Friday, September 5th New students wanting private music lessons. Sign-Up for Secondary Lessons.
Wednesday, September 3rd Deadline for Small Chamber Groups.
Friday, September 26th Deadline for Transfer of Credit. Schedule an appointment with the Associate Dean.
Monday, September 29th Last day to declare P/NP or CR/NE or Withdrawoption for 1st module courses.
Saturday, October 4th Yom Kippur - no classes.
Friday, October 17th First- Module Classes end.
Saturday, October 18th - Sunday, October 26th Fall Recess.
Monday, October 27th Second-Module classes begin.
Monday, October 27th Registration information available on the web for students for Spring 2015semester.
Wednesday, October 29th Advising for Spring Semester 2015 & Winter Term 2015 begins. Get your RAPs from your advisor TODAY!
Thursday, October 30th Midterm grades available for students vis PRESTO.
Thursday, November 4th Last day to declare P/NP or CR/NE or Withdrawoption for full module courses. Or change Variable Hour option for full-semester courses.
Wednesday, November 5th Add/Drop Deadline for 2nd moduel courses.
Monday, November 10th - Friday, November 21st Registration period for Spring 2015 semester. Registration for Classes.
Monday, November 24th Last day to declare P/NP or CR/NE or Withdrawoption for 2nd module courses.
Thursday, November 27th - Sunday, November 30th Thanksgiving Break.
Friday, December 5th Last day to register for Winter Term .
Friday, December 12th Classes End.
Saturday, December 13th - Tuesday, December 16th Reading Period.
Wednesday, December 17th Final examination period begins.
Sunday, December 21st Fall semester ends.
Wednesday, January 7th All Medical Incomplete work due to faculty.
Wednesday, January 7th Final grades available via PRESTO.
Week of January 20th Academic Standing Committee meets regarding spring semester academic performance.

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Click here for an easy way to find your consented classes & their CRNs!

*If you took primary private study lessons (PVST) in the previous semester, then you should be consented for lessons. See PRESTO.
*Those wishing to take lessons for 8 credits must obtain a private study variable hour form only available in Conservatory Bibbins 113. Due during add/drop!
*Those wishing to study for 2 credit hours (1 or 0 credit - not available) should visit our secondary lessons link.
*"I have tried to register for my lessons, but don't have Deans Consent?" 1) Make sure you're using the correct CRN. 2) E-Mail us and we will address your concerns.

"How Do I get Consent & Register for MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS?"
*New students should visit the Theory/Aural Skills section of the Conservatory New Student Orientation page or visit the Kohl Jazz Building, Room 309 e-mail Jeanne Rosecrans if you have further questions.. All students are required to take a placement test during their audition, orientation, or prior to being placed in Theory or Aural Skills.

Classes & Course grids for new and returning Conservatory students.
A pdf of suggested & required courses for each Conservatory major can be found on the Conservatory of Music section of the course catalog.
1. Scroll to the desired division.
2. Click on "Display Programs for this Department."
3. Click on the desired "Area of Study."
4. At the top of the page, "Click here for PDF of Course Distribution Table."
5. From here, browsers like Safari & Firefox will automatically open the pdf or allow you to save it to your disk and open from your desktop. You may need to attempt this from various browsers, as some, like Firefox & Explorer may not be yet able to open the PHP format. Please contact our office and specify your major if you experience difficulty and wish to obtain your grid of classes.

Career Resources: Gig Referral Service
The Gig Referral Service aims to provide Oberlin students with freelance performance opportunities, as well as a chance to help students develop professional and career skills. The office facilitates the hiring of talented student musicians by allowing clients to post information about performance opportunities through the office. The service also aims to provide community members with quality musicians at a competitive cost. Typical gig opportunities arranged through the office include weddings or receptions, corporate functions, and “atmosphere” entertainment. The Gig Referral Service does not post full time job openings or coordinate private lessons. Students who are interested in participating should visit Robertson 129, questions can be directed to gigs@oberlin.edu.

Hire A Musician http://www.oberlin.edu/career/students/music_gig_referral_service.html

More Conservatory Events:
Conservatory Events Calendar
Summer Program/Oberlin in Italy
Community Music School
Creativity & Leadership - Entrepreneurship at Oberlin
Music in America

*For recorded information on all upcoming Conservatory concerts, including the semester's Senior and Junior Recitals call (440) 775-6933.
Note: Events are subject to scheduling changes; please contact the Office of Concert Production for current information (440) 775-8610.

*For the Artist Recital Series and Opera Theater, please call the Oberlin College Central Ticket Service (CTS) (440) 775-8169.

Please consult your Student Handbook under the section titled "Regulations and Procedures of the Conservatory of Music" regarding practice room assignments. For specific questions regarding practice room assignments and keys please contactIrene.Harris@oberlin.edu. For questions regarding locker assignments, please contact Heather.Martin@oberlin.edu. Bachelor of Music students will be given preference regarding locker and/or practice room assignments. We cannot provide instrument storage for non-major students.