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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

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.

Former Oberlin double-degree student Gabe Pollack

Ace of Clubs

July 27, 2017

A circuitous route through Oberlin led directly to a dream job for Gabe Pollack ’11, who today manages a popular jazz club in the Cleveland area.

Upcoming Events


2017 Orientation Recital

7:00 pm
Finney Chapel

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. The 2017 Orientation Recital features a select group of student musicians from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The...


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...


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...


Tuesday Tea with Andrea Gyorody

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Allen Memorial Art Museum

Allen Memorial Art Museum curators give presentations on the second Tuesday of month this academic year. Andrea Gyorody, Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art,...

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