Bibbins Hall
Bibbins Hall is the main classroom building for Oberlin Conservatory students. It also houses faculty studios, administrative offices, classrooms, and more. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

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 professional requires a range of expertise once considered unnecessary: technological proficiency, knowledge of repertoire beyond the classical Western idiom, entrepreneurial savvy, and more.

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To our prospective students and families:

We understand how important the college search is to you. We love introducing Oberlin to future Obies and for many families that means visiting our campus. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the emphasis on the safety of our community, we have suspended all admission-related campus visits until further notice. This includes daily campus tours, information sessions, and any event for admitted students.

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Audition Requests

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.

Music at Oberlin

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.

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.

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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.

Costs & Aid

We’re committed to meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student.

Attend a Rehearsal

What’s a rehearsal or classroom experience like at the conservatory? Schedule a visit to get a feel for the musical and intellectual life of the school.