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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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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...


Oberlin Summer Concert Series: Nitebridge

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

Pianist Moss Stanley formed Nitebridge , one of Cleveland’s top society bands in the early 1980’s. He still leads the band, performing for audiences in clubs/bars, weddings, bat/bar...

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