Young musicians from nearly every state across America and dozens of countries receive world-class training from our outstanding faculty of artist-teachers. You’ll study and perform in superior facilities and discover passions that will sustain you throughout your professional life. Find out why we were awarded the prestigious National Medal of Arts.
Facts at a Glance
Meet the Class of 2023
Oberlin’s first-year enrolling students come to us from 46 states and 43 countries.
Our internationally renowned faculty are dedicated teachers and communicative artists. They spend generous hours teaching lessons, coaching ensembles, and providing close mentorship. Individual instruction is tailored to the particular needs of each student.Explore Faculty in Oberlin Conservatory of Music
“I think that there’s a new understanding that we are all humans and we can do our best work if we take care of ourselves and if we take care of each other, and I am happy to be teaching from that perspective.”Katherine Jolly, Associate Professor of Voice
Notable Oberlin Alumni
Robert Spano1984 Conductor
Jennifer Koh1997 Violinist
Theo Croker2007 Jazz trumpet
Tuition & Fees
We’re committed to making the conservatory accessible to exceptional musicians—more than 90 percent of our students receive merit-based scholarships.
Choose from more than 500 (mostly free) concerts each year, including 25 student ensembles, and two opera theater productions—or tour one of the top college museums in the country.
Student clubs aren’t just for fun. Spanning music, social justice, faith, identity, politics, sports, and art, clubs are an essential part of your Oberlin education.
Teach fellow Obies how to play an instrument, work with our on-campus record label, DJ a special event, or browse available gigs in the area.
With nine performance spaces, 150 naturally lit practice rooms, 240-plus Steinway pianos, and a world-class recording studio, you’ll have everything you need to excel.