All guest master classes and guest lectures are to be scheduled by a sponsoring faculty member of the appropriate conservatory division, with the approval of the division director.

To reserve time for a master class or guest lecture, a completed Application for Conservatory Event form must be submitted to Concert Production by the sponsoring faculty member. We also will accept requests by email, including the performer’s name and instrument, as well as the desired venue, date, and time.

Sponsoring faculty may start reserving master class and guest lecture dates beginning May 1 for the following academic year. Dates are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Due to the heavy concentration of student degree recitals and dress rehearsals, master classes or guest lectures scheduled during the six weeks following spring recess may be scheduled in a classroom.

Master classes and guest lectures may be scheduled for the following times:

  • Monday through Friday: The administration recommends that master classes and guest lectures taking place on a weekday—Monday through Friday—be scheduled during the hours of noon to 1:30 p.m., and any time after 3:30 p.m., in order to avoid conflict with academic classes. Authorization will be required for master classes and guest lectures that are requested outside of these times.
  • Only master classes and guest lectures requiring no staff support may be scheduled for Mondays.
  • Saturday and Sunday: There are no restrictions for master classes and guest lectures.

Master classes and guest lectures may not be scheduled against large ensemble or Artist Recital Series concerts, or against any conservatory-sponsored event of the same instrument.

Venues available for master classes and guest lectures are Bibbins classrooms, Kulas and Stull Recital Halls, Warner Concert Hall, Fairchild Chapel, the Birenbaum and the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse. (Exception: Finney Chapel may be requested for master classes involving organ.)

The conservatory does not provide printed programs for guest master classes or guest lectures.

Ushers will not be provided for master classes and guest lectures. Upon request only and dependent upon availability, stage crew will be provided for setup and teardown of master classes and guest lectures taking place in Warner Concert Hall and Stull Recital Hall. All other venues will be unsupported.

Any special instrumental or staging needs should be discussed with Concert Production staff as soon as possible after the recital is confirmed.

Conservatory Audio Services will not provide audio recording or live streaming for master classes or lectures. Sound reinforcement is provided upon request only by the sponsoring faculty member. For more information or for other audio support, contact:
Audio Services
conaudio@oberlin.edu
440.775.8272 | Central Unit 33