Oberlin fosters a culture of risk-taking that leads to high achievement.

Our students and alumni earn top honors in major national and international competitions across the musical spectrum. They excel as conductors, soloists, composers, producers, theoreticians, entrepreneurs, historians, and educators.

It all begins with Oberlin’s unique focus on undergraduate education. We offer private, applied study across a range of disciplines, from historical performance to new music to jazz, as well as academic coursework in musicology, music theory, pedagogy, and community engagement. Every program adheres to rigorous standards for learning goals and outcomes.

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