Getting Started

Your journey to find a rehearsal or performance space starts with a browser program known as Virtual EMS. From any on-campus computer– follow the steps outlined in 3 Easy Steps to Virtual EMS . This will allow you to see what is available to reserve.

Classroom spaces and concert halls may be reserved using Virtual EMS. Please contact conpro@oberlin.edu for details.

Already familiar with EMS/have an account? Browse for space from any on-campus computer.

You can access Virtual EMS from anywhere. If you are trying to access Virtual EMS from off campus, download the VPN software from CIT first. Once you are connected to VPN, you can access the Virtual EMS site.

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Access for scheduling classrooms/concert halls via Virtual EMS is granted starting at 9 a.m. each Friday for the following week (Monday to Sunday).

Virtual Performance Spaces with ObieVerb

Audio Services and TIMARA have teamed up to create ObieVerb, an app for macOS that simulates the unique acoustic properties of Oberlin’s recital and concert halls.

The scheduling of permanent studio class time is done through the Office of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in Bibbins 113, in consultation with Concert Production. Once a faculty member has established a studio class time, the class time will carry over each year unless the faculty member requests a change with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

If an existing studio class needs to be temporarily changed, adjustments can be made through Concert Production.

In addition to reserving time for recitals and master classes in Kulas and Stull Recital Halls and Warner Concert Hall, students and faculty may reserve time in the halls for recordings through Concert Production using the regular weekly signup protocol:

  •  Faculty may request additional hours in the halls each Friday beginning at 9 a.m. for the following week (Monday through Sunday). Due to the great demand for hall time, faculty are requested to schedule not more than one hour of hall time per week, in addition to allotted studio and recital/dress rehearsal time. Faculty may book this time by phone (440)775-8610, or email: conpro@oberlin.edu.
  •  Seniors may request recording time in the halls each Friday beginning at 9 a.m. for the following week (Monday through Sunday). This may be done through Virtual EMS. Please contact conpro@oberlin.edu for more details.