The Conservatory Experience for Accepted Students
Welcome to Oberlin Conservatory of Music!
For more than 150 years, Oberlin Conservatory has been at the forefront of nurturing countless talented musicians, just like you.
Get to know more about Oberlin by exploring the virtual events below. Our students, faculty, and staff are excited to help you find your path here in the conservatory—where creativity flourishes and extraordinary careers begin.
Ready to commit to Oberlin?
Admitted students and their families are invited to come to campus during All Roads Lead to Oberlin.
All Roads Preview Days
March 31 | April 3, 7, 10, 14, 21
We encourage you to get to know us better during one of these six dates, which will feature opportunities to attend classes; take campus tours; learn about conservatory resources; interact with faculty, staff, and students; and meet fellow members of the incoming class for this fall! We recommend that you visit on Fridays when there are more opportunities to sit in on ensemble rehearsals and attend performances. Come and experience the distinct feel of the Oberlin community.
You are also welcome to visit campus outside of these preview days. We will be offering tours and information sessions for admitted students on other weekdays in late March and throughout April. Class visits, rehearsals, studio visits and other activities will also be available for admitted students on most of these days.
Planning for Your Visit
Registration will be open from 8:15 am through 10:00 am. Visitors will be able to sign up for the a campus tour and class visits (students only) during check-in.
Students who have been admitted to the Conservatory of Music or Double Degree Program, or who have an interest in music opportunities on campus, should plan to arrive in time for our 9:00 am sessions.
A list of available classes will be emailed to registrants before the program date. Class visits are available throughout the day, beginning at 9:00 am. If you are interested in attending a 9:00 am class, we recommend that you arrive at 8:15 am to allow for ample time to check in, select your class, and walk to the class location. Visiting admitted students do not need to make class visit arrangements in advance.
|8:15 AM to 10:00 AM||Check-in and Sign Up for Tours and Class Visits|
- General Campus Tour
- General Campus Tour
|11:00 AM||All Roads Welcome Address|
|12:00 PM to 1:45 PM||Lunch|
|12:40 PM||Undergraduate Research Panel|
- The Natural Sciences and Research Labs at Oberlin
Separate panels for admitted students and their parents/guardians
|3:30 PM||The Engaged Liberal Arts: Experiential Learning at Oberlin|
- Student Social Activity (students only)
Families are also welcome to attend other events and performances taking place on campus during your visit. Please refer to the College's event calendar for other activities that you may wish to attend.
Oberlin is about a 30-minute drive from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).
If you plan to drive to campus, set your GPS to: 38 East College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074.
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Hotel at Oberlin with a special rate of $255. This discounted rate is valid the night before and/or the night of your All Roads programming date. To reserve your room at the discounted price, please call 440-775-7001 and reference the appropriate group code:
- March 31: 35858
- April 3: 35859
- April 7: 35860
- April 10: 35861
- April 14: 35862
- April 21: 35865
Additional information on other nearby hotels and local bed & breakfasts is available on our Accommodations page.
Visitor parking is available behind The Hotel at Oberlin in the parking lot accessible from Willard Court, one block east of Main Street. From Willard Court you can see the hotel's covered driveway guest entrance as well as the main entrance for the Office of Admissions. Please refer to our Campus Map for additional parking options.
The health and safety of our visitors and campus community is Oberlin’s top priority. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all Oberlin students, faculty, and staff, and we strongly encourage visitors to be fully vaccinated as well. All guests are asked to do a health self-check the day of their visit. Anyone who is not feeling well or who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should refrain from visiting. Masks are optional on campus.
Engage with Oberlin Virtually
Whether or not you are able to come for an in-person campus visit, we encourage you and your family to engage with Oberlin virtually. We invite you to participate in a variety of live sessions throughout March and April that are designed to help you connect with Oberlin’s students, faculty, campus, curriculum, and culture.
Join us for these one-time sessions to hear from faculty, staff, and current students about what makes Oberlin unique. Please note that these sessions will not be recorded. All times are listed in EDT (UTC -4).
Class of 2027 Welcome | March 22, 7:00 PM
String Department Welcome | March 28, 8:00 PM
The Academic Experience | March 29, 7:00 PM
Conservatory Ensemble Performance Panel | March 30, 8:00 PM
Brass Department Welcome | April 3, 8:00 PM
Student Life Panel | April 20, 7:00 PM
Housing & Dining | April 26, 7:00 PM
Students will need to log into their applicant portal to register for these events.
Keep an eye on your email inbox! Invitations and registration for virtual instrument specific student hangs will be sent in the coming weeks. These events will provide the opportunity to meet classmates from the incoming class for this fall and have questions answered by current Obies in your specific instrument area.
Financial Aid Appointments
Answers to commonly asked financial aid questions can be found on our Financial Aid website. If you would like to speak with a counselor from the Financial Aid Office, virtual appointments are available via Zoom on weekdays. Register here to schedule an appointment (students will need to log into their applicant portal):
Chat with a Financial Aid Officer
Oberlin on Stage
Each year, Oberlin Conservatory presents nearly 500 performances and streams roughly 400 concerts live from eight campus venues. These webcasts showcase student ensembles and degree recitals as well as select performances by faculty and guest artists. The concerts are free and are available online only during the performance time.
Performances of the Oberlin Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble take place most Fridays at 7:30 p.m. And throughout the week, you can hear performances featuring students in our jazz division, the Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, and small ensembles.
Special programs and previously recorded performances by students, faculty, and guest artists are available on Oberlin Stage Left: On Demand as well as Oberlin Backstage Pass.
Online Conservatory Viewbook: Oberlin offers one of the world’s most relevant undergraduate educations. Read about how we make connections between musical excellence, passion, and impact.
Open the viewbook online
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Diversity at Oberlin: All students in both the college and conservatory have access to various resources across our campus in support of students from different backgrounds. Read more on how students find their community at Oberlin.
Need More Information?
Interested in learning more about Oberlin on your own time? Check out our YouTube Channel for a variety of virtual campus tours, webinars, and recordings of past concerts.
If you have questions, we're here to help! Contact admissions at 440-775-8413 or email@example.com. You can also reach out to Financial Aid or Housing if you have specific questions for those offices.