Oberlin Conservatory is the only major music school in America that focuses on undergraduate education and shares a seamless student culture and campus with a leading liberal arts college. To be a musician is to devote yourself to constant improvement of technical skills. But technical mastery is no longer enough.
At Oberlin Conservatory, we recognize the demands on today’s professional include a range of skills that would never have been considered necessary in the past, such as computer literacy, knowledge of repertoires beyond the classical Western idiom, and entrepreneurial savvy. We open a world of possibilities to conservatory students: faculty mentors, exposure to resident and guest artists, exemplary curricula and facilities, and numerous opportunities to perform on and off campus.