Office of Advancement

Up Tempo: The Giving Society of Oberlin Conservatory

Up Tempo members are a generous group of individuals with a deep connection to the Conservatory—giving annually to any Conservatory fund.

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Up Tempo members support the Conservatory’s operations and educational programs, providing immediate access to funding for impactful artistic and educational initiatives that set Oberlin apart from other conservatories, and fostering a culture of philanthropy and community around the Conservatory’s world-class musical offerings presented by Conservatory students and faculty.

To recognize your support, Up Tempo members are offered exciting opportunities and benefits throughout the year to especially highlight the incredible impact your annual gift makes for the Oberlin Conservatory community.

Dean’s Club

Annual giving totals $2,500 and above* to any Conservatory fund.

  • Invitation to the annual Conservatory Reception during Commencement/Reunion Weekend.
  • Invitation to a Dean’s event with the Conservatory Dean and faculty members. 
  • Plus the general membership benefits listed below.

General Membership

Annual giving totals up to $2,499* to any Conservatory fund.

  • Special Donor Recognition in program books and other Conservatory donor rosters.
  • Invitation to private, music-focused events.
  • Receive a free link for a downloadable recording from the Oberlin Music record label.

* Total annual giving based on Oberlin’s fiscal year of July 1 through June 30.

Join Today

For more information about joining Up Tempo, contact Sally Takada, Conservatory Giving Director, at 440-775-5475 or