Violinist Adriane Post ’07 participated and performed in Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute, a summer workshop for baroque instruments and voice. Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83
Program Overview

Baroque Violin

Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Master of Music (MM)
Division: Historical Performance

Our historical performance division offers rigorous study and private instruction in 13 instruments, including baroque violin. Coursework involves applied study on historical instruments, music history, music theory, performance practice, plus a wide range of performance opportunities, including recitals, concerts, and tours.

A performance by the Oberlin Baroque Orchestra presented by conservatory students on period instruments. Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Oberlin Baroque Orchestra

Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles, including the Oberlin Broque Orchestra. From jazz to contemporary guitar, classical to popular, computer-generated to acoustic, and from time-tested compositions to newer works, the college and conservatory present performances to satisfy any musical interest.

Sample Courses

  • APST 242 - Baroq Violin for Violinists 2 credits
  • APST 244 - Adv Baroq Violn for Violinists 2 credits
  • APST 745 - Baroque Orchestra 2 credits
  • MHST 235 - Music in the Baroque Era 4 credits

Baroque Violin Faculty

Our historical performance faculty are accomplished teachers, historians, and musicians, who maintain active performance schedules, both on and off campus.

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“Oberlin is fertile ground for teaching, musically and intellectually.”

Marilyn McDonald, Professor of Violin and Baroque Violin
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