Sample Audition Weekend Schedule

Please refer to the preliminary outlines below of audition weekend activities in your area of study. An updated version and specific audition time will be provided for you when you arrive.

Jazz Studies

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* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

11:00am - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

11:45am - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Admissions, Conservatory Annex

12:00pm - Welcome and overview of day's activities. Followed by escort to Jazz Forum.

12:15pm - Jazz Forum - Cat in the Cream, 180 W Lorain St.: A masterclass forum for current jazz studies majors to perform for each other. Parents and students welcome. Box lunches will be provided to students.

1:30-4:00pm - Jazz auditions - Bertram and Judith Kohl Bldg, 77 W College St.: Auditioning students play with a rhythm section comprised of current students.  Several jazz faculty members will be in attendance and a digital video is made for subsequent review of others who were not present.

4:30-6:00pm - Oberlin Jazz Ensemble rehearsal - Kohl Bldg, Clonick Recording Studio: Watch the current Oberlin students' big band rehearsal. *

7:00pm - Session with current students - Kohl 102 and 104. Join us for an informal opportunity to play and hang with some of our jazz students. *

SATURDAY

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

Voice

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To take full advantage of the complete audition weekend program, we encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30pm on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:00am for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon.

* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

3:00pm - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

3:30pm - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

4:00pm - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall

4:30pm - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, Hotel at Oberlin. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

SATURDAY 

8:00am - Audition Weekend Registration (for those unable to register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

8:45am - Welcome from Director of Conservatory Admissions - Warner Concert Hall

9:30am to 2:00pm - Individual Performance Auditions with Voice Faculty (Kulas Recital Hall); Theory and Skills Assessment with Director of Vocal Ensembles

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Sample Private Lesson with Individual Voice Faculty (faculty studios). Faculty will be randomly assigned. Although this is optional, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. An inability to participate will not adversely affect your audition review. *

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

Composition

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To take full advantage of the complete audition weekend program, we encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30pm on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:00am for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon.

* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

3:00pm - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

3:30pm - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

4:00pm - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall

4:30pm - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, Hotel at Oberlin. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

SATURDAY 

8:00am - Audition Weekend Registration (for those unable to register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

8:45am - Welcome from Director of Conservatory Admissions - Warner Concert Hall

9:30am - Composition Program Meeting – Conservatory Annex: For Composition applicants and parents.

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

10:00am - Individual Composition Interview Appointments Begin – Kohl 308

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

2:00 p.m. - Composition/TIMARA "Midway Concert" - Kulas Recital Hall: Concert featuring works of current Composition and TIMARA students. (only during the February 16, 23, and March 2 audition weekends) *

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

TIMARA

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To take full advantage of the complete audition weekend program, we encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30pm on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:00am for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon.

* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

3:00pm - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

3:30pm - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

4:00pm - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall

4:30pm - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, Hotel at Oberlin. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

5:30pm – Open House, TIMARA studios:  More opportunity to mingle with current faculty and students in the Electronic Music Studios. Pizza dinner (families welcome), leaves from reception

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

SATURDAY 

8:00am - Audition Weekend Registration (for those unable to register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

8:45am - Welcome from Director of Conservatory Admissions - Warner Concert Hall

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

10:00am - TIMARA Program Meeting - EMS Studio 2: For TIMARA applicants and parents

10:30am - Individual TIMARA Interview Appointments Begin - Conservatory EMS Studios

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

2:00 p.m. - Composition/TIMARA "Midway Concert" - Kulas Recital Hall: Concert featuring works of current Composition and TIMARA students. (only during the February 16, 23, and March 2 audition weekends) *

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

Piano

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To take full advantage of the complete audition weekend program, we encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30pm on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:00am for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon.

* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

3:00pm - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

3:30pm - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

4:00pm - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall

4:30pm - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, Hotel at Oberlin. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

5:30 – Piano meeting - Bibbins 237: A recommended informational meeting hosted by Piano Department Chair Professor Alvin Chow. For all students auditioning on piano (families welcome)

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

SATURDAY 

8:00am - Audition Weekend Registration (for those unable to register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

8:45am - Welcome from Director of Conservatory Admissions - Warner Concert Hall

9:30am to 5:00pm – Individual Performance Auditions – Warner Concert Hall: Most auditions will be held in the morning, but auditions may run into the afternoon on busy weekends.

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

Strings

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To take full advantage of the complete audition weekend program, we encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30pm on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:00am for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon.

* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

3:00pm - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

3:30pm - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

4:00pm - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall

4:30pm - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, Hotel at Oberlin. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

5:00pm - String Program Meeting - Bibbins 224: A recommended informational meeting hosted by String Department Professor Peter Slowik for all students auditioning on violin, viola, cello or double bass (families welcome)

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

SATURDAY 

8:00am - Audition Weekend Registration (for those unable to register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

8:45am - Welcome from Director of Conservatory Admissions - Warner Concert Hall

9:00am to 5:00pm – Individual Performance Auditions – Room TBA: Most auditions will be held in the morning, but auditions may run into the afternoon on busy weekends.

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

Winds and Brass

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To take full advantage of the complete audition weekend program, we encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30pm on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:00am for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon.

* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

3:00pm - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

3:30pm - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

4:00pm - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall

4:30pm - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, Hotel at Oberlin. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

SATURDAY 

8:00am - Audition Weekend Registration (for those unable to register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

8:45am - Welcome from Director of Conservatory Admissions - Warner Concert Hall

9:00am to 5:00pm – Individual Performance Auditions – Faculty Studios: Most auditions will be held in the morning, but auditions may run into the afternoon on busy weekends.

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

Percussion

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To take full advantage of the complete audition weekend program, we encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30pm on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:00am for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon.

* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

3:00pm - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

3:30pm - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

4:00pm - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall

4:30pm - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, Hotel at Oberlin. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

5:30pm - Pizza dinner with current percussion students, leaves from reception

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

SATURDAY 

8:00am - Audition Weekend Registration (for those unable to register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

8:45am - Welcome from Director of Conservatory Admissions - Warner Concert Hall

9:30am to 2:00pm – Individual Performance Auditions – Michael Rosen’s studio C38: Most auditions will be held in the morning, but auditions may run into the afternoon on busy weekends.

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

Organ

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To take full advantage of the complete audition weekend program, we encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30pm on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:00am for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon. 
NOTE: Practice organs are available all day Friday and Saturday.

* - denotes optional activity

FRIDAY

3:00pm - Conservatory Tour - Conservatory Annex, 39 W College St. *

3:30pm - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

4:00pm - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall

4:30pm - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, Hotel at Oberlin. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

6:30pm - Dinner with organ faculty and current students, location TBA (parents also welcome)

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *

SATURDAY 

8:00am - Audition Weekend Registration (for those unable to register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge, 77 W College St.

8:45am - Welcome from Director of Conservatory Admissions - Warner Concert Hall

9:45am to 2:00pm – Individual Performance Auditions – Bibbins 132 and 133: Organ auditions are held in the organ studios and not on concert organs.  Each candidate will have a 30-minute warm up time and a 30-minute audition slot.

Time TBA - Tour of organs around campus, following completion of auditions

9:30am - Financial Aid Presentation for Parents (students also welcome) - Room Central 25 *

11:00am - The Oberlin Experience: Student and Dean Panel - Room Central 25 *

1:00pm - Campus Tour - Conservatory Lounge *

Evening Concert - for details, see Events Calendar *