Members of the Oberlin Orchestra performing on tour at Chicago’s Symphony Center. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

The bassoon curriculum is intense and stimulating. Coursework includes applied private study, individualized instruction, master classes, and performance opportunities that emphasize the development of technique and musicianship.

Program Director

Michael Rosen

Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Percussion
Division Affiliation

Cindy Shariba

Administrative Assistant (440) 775-8198
The 2014 Senior Concerto Competition winner Carl Gardner gives a solo performance with the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

Oberlin Chamber Orchestra

Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles. From historical performance 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 274 - Woodwind Instrument Class 2 credits
  • MUTH 131 - Music Theory I 4 credits
  • MUTH 132 - Music Theory II 4 credits
  • MUTH 101 - Aural Skills I 2 credits