Conservatory of Music Admissions
Music is more than a profession. It is a calling. Many dream of success, but few possess the determination to achieve it. To be a musician is to devote yourself to constant improvement of technical skills, but it is also something else. Today’s profession requires a range of expertise once considered unnecessary: technological proficiency, knowledge of repertoire beyond the classical Western idiom, entrepreneurial savvy, and more.
Auditions are scheduled as part of the Oberlin Conservatory Application for Admission and will be confirmed upon submission of your application. Deadline is December 1.
Requirements & Deadlines
We seek students who are dedicated to music, devoted to growth and challenge, and eager to join a close-knit, thriving performance community. If you can picture yourself on our stages and beyond, we encourage you to apply.
Choose which undergraduate application process you want to complete.
First-time, Transfer, and International Applicants
If you’re attending college for the first time, are transferring with some college credit, or are an international student, this application is for you.
Choose a Graduate or Artist Diploma application process to complete.
Master in Fine Arts in Piano Technology
This two-year program in piano technology emphasizes the collaborative relationship between the concert artist and piano technician.
Recording Arts and Production
Beginning fall 2024 this program will be offered as a four year Bachelor of Music. Please follow the above section for First Year, Transfer, and International Applicants to apply.
Master of Music in Historical Performance
This competitive two-year program for students skilled in historical instruments combines performance and musicology.
Artist Diploma in Performance
This four-semester program, offered only in certain performance departments, is intended for a limited number of exceptionally gifted performers who have completed the BM or its equivalent, who wish to concentrate on private applied study without additional course requirements.
Get to Know us Better
We’re available to answer your questions about the Conservatory experience. You can also experience the Conservatory remotely via the virtual tour and online information sessions.
Learn More about Oberlin
Areas of Study
We offer seven majors, nine degree programs, and 42 areas of private, applied study.
Double Degree Program
Embrace your enthusiasm for both music and liberal arts. In five years or fewer, you emerge with a bachelor of arts, a bachelor of music, and a wide array of options for life after Oberlin.