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Due to COVID-19, the 2020–21 Oberlin Artist Recital Series has been canceled. Please visit Oberlin Stage Left and Oberlin Backstage Pass for free broadcasts of music, interviews, and discussions by faculty, students, and guest artists. New programs weekly!

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About the Arts at Oberlin

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Allen Memorial Art Museum have secured throughout the world Oberlin’s reputation for artistic excellence. Visitors to campus discover a haven for the performing and visual arts and a citadel for the life of the mind.

Tony Siqi Yun, champion of the 2018 Cooper Competition
Tony Siqi Yun of Toronto earned first prize and $20,000 in the 2018 Cooper International Competition for Piano. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Presented each July by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cooper Competition showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. Five days of performances on campus give way to the thrilling Concerto Finals at Severance Hall, where three finalists compete for the grand prize in concert with the orchestra.