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Summer 2004

Oberlin Conservatory of Music Announces 10th Annual International Piano Competition and Festival
July 9, 2004—The 10th annual Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival, sponsored by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College and directed by Oberlin Professor of Piano Robert Shannon, will take place Sunday, July 25, through Sunday, August 1, 2004. The final round of the competition will be held in Warner Concert Hall Saturday, July 31, at 7 p.m., and will be broadcast live on 104.9 FM WCLV, Cleveland's classical music radio station. Robert Conrad, co-founder and president of WCLV and host of the station's long-running national broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra, will serve as host of the finals concert, which is free and open to the public. Audience members will be invited to vote for their favorite performer.

New Faculty Appointments at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music
June 3, 2004—New faculty appointments at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music for the 2004-2005 academic school year announced recently by Acting Dean of the Conservatory David Stull include a new addition to the vocal studies division, two additions to the composition department, and one in music theory.

Graduating Senior Garners Top Prize in Franz Liszt International Competition for Composers
May 25, 2004—Zhiyi Wang, a member of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music graduating class of 2004 and a self-described "wide-range listener" who cites Bach, the Beatles, Ligeti, and Richard Rodgers among his influences, has won the top prize in the Premio Franz Liszt International Competition for Composers. The prize, sponsored by the ABAC-Franz Liszt Music Association of Italy, was awarded in April.

Oberlin College Appoints David Stull Dean of the Conservatory of Music
May 21, 2004—Oberlin College President Nancy S. Dye has appointed David H. Stull as Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, effective July 1, 2004. Stull has served as Associate Dean of the Conservatory for four years and Acting Dean of the Conservatory during the spring 2004 sabbatical leave of Dean Robert K. Dodson, who will become provost at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Singers from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Join The Cleveland Orchestra in Concert Performances of Elektra
May 18, 2004—Singers from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College will join The Cleveland Orchestra, under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, and an international cast of singers in concert performances of Richard Strauss's Elektra at Severance Hall Thursday, May 20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Elektra will be sung in German with projected English surtitles.  The one-act opera, which lasts approximately an hour and 40 minutes, will be performed without intermission. 

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