School: 315 E. College St., Oberlin, OH 44074
Office: 39 W. College St. #217, Oberlin, OH 44074


Danielle Hinrich

  • 440-775-5150 (Office)
  • 440-775-1049 (School)
  • 440-775-8942
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Office)

A string quartet performing inside the Burrell-King House
Photo credit: John Seyfried

Mission Statement

The Community Music School (CMS) of the Oberlin Conservatory seeks to provide students with an exceptional educational and artistic experience while fostering a lifelong appreciation and commitment to excellence in music. The function of the CMS is to promote the broader missions of the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College: the performance, creation, and study of music at the highest level. Oberlin is committed to helping students who need assistance to participate in our programs through tuition reduction.

Voted "Best Music Instruction" by Lorain County’s Pulse Magazine

The Oberlin Community Music School is grateful for the generous support from Nord Family Foundation, Community Foundation of Lorain County and Kulas Foundation.

Summer Session begins May 21

NEW to CMS? Students interested in lessons: complete an inquiry form today.
Want to apply for scholarship? Visit our scholarship application page for more details.

Summer session invoices will be mailed mid-June.
Summer session payment deadlines: July 10, August 10