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Conservatory of Music

Music is part of Oberlin’s DNA. That may explain why we’re the only major music school in America that focuses on undergraduate education. Whether or not you choose to study music formally, you’ll have opportunities to experience it, compose it, play it, and perform it.

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Recent News

Miriam Plane Receives Fulbright ETA in Germany

June 15, 2017

Miriam Plane, a sociology major and Gender Studies/Feminist Studies (GSFS) minor, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany. Plane will live and work in Berlin from...

Holly Hoang Awarded Fulbright ETA in South Korea

June 15, 2017

Holly Hoang, a history major from Ellicott City, Maryland, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in South Korea. Hoang will be living and working in the country from July 2017 to...

Upcoming Events


Oberlin Chalk Walk

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Allen Memorial Art Museum

Chalk artists of all stripes will color the sidewalks of downtown Oberlin at this 12th annual event. All ages are invited to grab some free chalk at registration stations around town. The rain date...


Oberlin Percussion Institute Guest Recital: Louis Pino

8:00 pm to 9:15 pm
Clonick Hall

Percussionist Louis Pino ’17 performs. Program: Ice Bones (2016) Louis Pino Lullaby (2011) Nicholas Deyoe Orion Constellation Theory (2015) Andrew Staniland After Long Drought (2016) Elainie...


Oberlin Summer Concert Series: Emily Keener

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square

Emily Keener is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Wakeman, Ohio. Since her exciting journey into the Top 12 on Season 10 of NBC’s The Voice , Keener has been writing and recording...


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