Current Oberlin College Students

If you are not a current Oberlin College student, or a student who enrolled in the College but has deferred entry to Fall 2022, please follow instructions on the Undergraduate Applicants webpage.

Current Oberlin Arts and Sciences students must complete the steps below:

The Change of Status application process is currently under review. Please check back mid-September for updated information.

  1. Schedule an appointment with Leah Brockman, Interim Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs, using the link on the Conservatory Student Academic Affairs webpage. You will discuss your plans involving the conservatory and review your current academic profile and progress.
  2. Following the meeting described above, complete and submit the Change of Status Application - due December 1. Applications will only be accepted after December 1 with approval of department.
    Note for TIMARA applicants: Change of status review in TIMARA often happens outside of the standard admissions timeline. Therefore, DO NOT complete the above form without consultation with Tom Lopez, Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts.
    Note for Composition applicants: Change of status review in Composition often happens outside of the standard admissions timeline. Therefore, DO NOT complete the above form without consultation with Jesse Jones, Associate Professor of Composition and Director, Division of Contemporary Music.
  3. All students interested in applying and auditioning for the conservatory are required to submit a screening prior to being invited to audition for those departments. See the individual departments' audition pages for screening requirements.
    Note: Instructions for submitting screening materials will be sent once your application is submitted.
  4. Perform an audition or interview with faculty. You will be given an audition or interview date after review of your screening submission.
  5. (Optional) Meet with Beth Weiss, Director of Conservatory Admissions, if you have any questions about the process or would like to discuss options regarding opportunities and the change of status process (beth.weiss@oberlin.edu or 440-775-8413).

A student will only be reviewed for admission after meeting with the Conservatory Assistant Dean and completing an audition or interview. Although letters of recommendation are not required, the entirety of a student's Oberlin transcript, their academic progress and standing, and performance on the audition will be reviewed when considering students for admission.

Exceptions:

Musical Studies Major (formerly called the College Music Major): Arts and sciences students who are interested in declaring this major in the college should schedule an appointment to see either Assistant Dean Leah Brockman, 775-8200 or the Office of the Registrar, 775-8450.

Changing or adding a major: Conservatory students who wish to add a conservatory major or change a conservatory major need to meet with Assistant Dean Leah Brockman, 775-8200.