Electronic Music

The Community Music School is excited to announce the continuation of our collaboration with the TIMARA (Technology in Music and Related Arts) Department of Oberlin Conservatory.

Does your son or daughter spend hours listening to music on headphones? Would you like them to learn how to create their own sound world and music with computers?

Courses will be taught by Oberlin Conservatory TIMARA majors supervised by TIMARA faculty and will be focused on teaching middle-school (grades 6–8), and high-school (grades 9–12) students. Each age group will meet 1 hour per week for class instruction and individualized mentorship. Through hands-on, interactive projects and collaborative creative work, the courses will teach each student the tools needed to empower them to express their creativity through sound. Throughout the course, technical and creative topics will be explored in equal measure: as they learn how a microphone works, students will have the opportunity to build their own simple microphones in less than 5-minutes;  as they use everyday objects to create a symphony of sounds, students will push the boundaries of their sonic imaginations. Students will be guided through the process—from start to finish—of creating sound art and composing electronic music to share at the end of the 9-week class.


Includes: Nine 75-minute sessions

Instructor: Conservatory student - TBD


  • Fall 2018: Sundays, September 23 through December 9.  (No sessions on 10/21 or 10/28 for Fall Break or 11/25 for Thanksgiving Break. Makeup class on 12/16, if teacher misses.) Visit the calendar for details.
  • Spring 2019: Sundays, February 17 through May 5. (No sessions on 3/24 or 3/31 for Spring Break, or 4/21 for Easter. Makeup class on 5/12, if teacher misses.) Visit the calendar for details.
Time: 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. 

Location: Community Music School - 315 E. College St., Oberlin

Tuition: $99 per semester 

Enrollment: No previous experience/musical knowledge or special equipment is required. Classes will be limited to four students per age bracket. Classes may be juggled by experience level.