The Conservatory Experience for Accepted Students


All Roads Lead to Oberlin

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.


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Visit Campus

A picture of greens pace on Oberlin's campus

Admitted students and their families are invited to come to campus during All Roads Lead to Oberlin.

All Roads Preview Days

April 1, 5, 12, 19, 22

We encourage you to get to know us better during one of these five 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 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.


Register for a Campus Visit


Planning for Your Visit

Registration will be open from 8:00 am through 8:45 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. 

Class Visits
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 by 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.

Separate panels for admitted students and their parents/guardians


Time Activity
8:00 AM to 8:45 AM Check-in and Sign Up for Tours and Class Visits
9:00 AM

- General Campus Tour
- Conservatory of Music Tour

10:00 AM

- General Campus Tour
-Conservatory of Music Tour
- Pre-Professional Meet & Greet (Pre-Health, Pre-Law, 3-2 Engineering, Business)

11:00 AM All Roads Welcome Address
12:00 PM to 1:45 PM Lunch
12:40 PM Undergraduate Research Panel
1:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsals
1:30 PM

- The Natural Sciences and Research Labs at Oberlin
- General Campus Tour
- Music Opportunities for Arts & Sciences Students

2:30 PM Separate panels for admitted students and their parents/guardians
3:30 PM

- Practicing Arts Overview and Facilities Tour (Cinema Studies, Creative Writing, Dance, Studio Art, Theatre)
- STEM Tour
- Athletics Facilities Tour
- Conservatory of Music Tour
- Student Music Organizations Overview (Fridays only)

4:00 PM

- Allen Memorial Art Museum Object Talk
- Conservatory and Double Degree Q&A

4:30 PM

- Student Social Activity (students only)
- Parent/Guardian Reception

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.

Getting Here

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 $259. 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:

  • April 1:  41165
  • April 5: 41167
  • April 12: 41168
  • April 19: 41169
  • April 22: 41170

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.

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 Welcome and Intro to Oberlin  | March 27, 7:00 PM
Conservatory Parents' Panel  | April 2, 7:00 PM
Conservatory Student Experience Panel | April 3, 7:00 PM
Choral Ensembles & Opera Theater Overview | April 9, 7:00 PM
Orchestral and Chamber Music Ensembles Overview | April 10, 7:00 PM
Student Life Panel | April 10, 7:00 PM
Diversity in the Conservatory Discussion and Q&A | April 15, 7:00 PM
Jazz Ensembles Overview | April 17, 7:00 PM
Historical Performance Ensembles Overview | April 23, 7:00 PM
Housing & Dining Webinar | April 23, 7:00 PM

Students will need to log into their applicant portal to register for these events.


Register for Virtual Events 


Keep an eye on your email inbox! Invitations and registration for virtual instrument specific studio 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. 


Conservatory Admissions Counselor Chats

Have a one-on-one conversation with conservatory admissions staff about any questions regarding the school or the process to enroll, if you haven't already! Each drop-in chat is scheduled for 15 minutes. Parents are welcome. Register here to schedule an appointment (students will schedule through their applicant portal):

Chat with an Admissions Counselor


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.

See the Live Webcast schedule

Throughout the week, you can hear performances featuring students in our Jazz Studies division, the Oberlin Orchestra, and small ensembles.

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.

Oberlin on YouTube

Need More Information?

If you have questions, we're here to help! Contact admissions at 440-775-8413 or You can also reach out to Financial Aid or Housing if you have specific questions for those offices.


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