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Music is in Oberlin’s DNA. We are the only major music school in America that focuses almost exclusively on undergraduate education. Our programs, classes, and performance opportunities create an ideal environment for cultivating the complete musician. At Oberlin, you will have endless opportunities to engage through music.

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Recent News

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Cello Professor Darrett Adkins Releases Myth & Tradition

August 18, 2017

On his new release for Oberlin Music, Myth & Tradition , Oberlin Associate Professor of Cello Darrett Adkins ’91 teams up with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble for the world-premiere recording of a commissioned work, Su Lian Tan’s “Legends of Kintamani.”

Community Partnership Focuses on Accessibility in Science

August 7, 2017

Oberlin Associate Professor of Biology Taylor Allen and Peter Ogbuji, executive director of the Harrison Cultural Community Center, cosponsored a camp to make science more creative and accessible to children in Lorain County.

Oberlin-Como Piano Academy Enters Second Year

August 2, 2017

Oberlin Conservatory will begin its second full year as the U.S. home of the International Piano Academy Lake Como with a schedule of master artist residencies beginning this fall.

Upcoming Events


Bagel Brunch: Meet & Greet

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wilder Hall (Student Union)

Come drop in Wilder Hall to meet some great folks, get a taste of home, and shmooze with Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah. Find how this special community can enhance your time in Oberlin. Bagels, cream...


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Reception

4:30 pm
Peters Hall

Please join the HHMI leadership team for a celebratory reception kicking off the new Inclusive Excellence grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Oberlin College was one of 24 colleges...


Welcome (Back) BBQ: Jewish Heritage Week Kickoff

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Chabad Jewish Center

Kickoff Jewish Heritage Week with a welcome back BBQ. Bring some friends and enjoy great company and delicious food. Vegetarian and vegan options will be plentiful.


First Thursday: Opening of Fall Exhibitions

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Allen Memorial Art Museum

The Allen Memorial Art Museum and Oberlin Shansi present an evening of Chinese classical music to mark the opening of fall exhibitions. Weichih Rosa Lee will perform selections from the Chinese...


Faculty Chamber Series

4:30 pm
Warner Concert Hall

A performance of chamber music presented by Conservatory of Music faculty members. The concert will feature pianists Robert Shannon and Haewon Song, along with music for flute, with Alexa Still, and...

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