Conducting is a graduate-level program that includes courses in choral and instrumental conducting at the beginning and advanced levels. Baton and rehearsal techniques, score preparation, and interpretation are stressed. Participating in student ensembles and helping them prepare for public performance is an essential part of the conducting curriculum.
- Program Type: Graduate
- Master of Music (MM)
- Division: Conducting and Ensembles
Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Conducting
Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles. From jazz to contemporary guitar, classical to popular, computer-generated to acoustic, and from time-tested compositions to newer works, the college and conservatory present performances to satisfy any musical interest.Performance Ensembles
Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.
It is important that students are active in the process of creating music.
Raphael Jiménez, Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Conducting
Conducting at Oberlin
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