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Three College Students, Three Musical Lives

December 4, 2014

Emily Wilkerson

There are a variety of questions tour guides get from prospective students applying to the college, but who are interested in pursuing music through the conservatory, but they all come down to the same thing: how involved can I be in the conservatory as a college student?

Baby's First Solo

November 16, 2014

Molly Gorin

Thinking that ten years of "pre-professional" training prepares you to choreograph a three-minute contemporary solo is kind of like spending years reading Shakespeare and then being told to whip up a novel with some magical realism.

I try CUPSI

April 4, 2014

Alison Kronstadt

Every day in Colorado, I didn't just meet spectacular people, I met spectacular people who believe what I believe: that arts-related activism isn't frivolous, that it can save and radically transform lives.

A Cappellove

May 6, 2013

Emily Wilkerson

Looking for information on Oberlin's a cappella scene? Nothing But Treble is a good place to start.

The Piano Shop

November 15, 2012

Dale Rothenberg

I was surprised at the level of detail that goes into every inch of the piano. You can see why a good piano costs as much as a car - we spent a few classes repainting the dampers, aligning and glueing new felt to each damper (the shape of the felt changes through different registers of the piano), putting them back into the piano, and fitting them until they perfectly silenced the strings.

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