Conducting and Ensembles

Our Division of Conducting and Ensembles is a five-year program combining graduate studies in conducting with an undergraduate major in performance, composition, music education, electronic and computer music, or musicology.

Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of outstanding teacher-conductors who are devoted primarily to undergraduate education. They maintain rigorous performance schedules yet provide individual instruction and spend generous amounts of time with their students via lessons, coaching, mentoring, and more.

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Overview

For students with a strong interest in conducting, our five-year program combines graduate studies in conducting with an undergraduate major in performance, composition, music education, electronic and computer music, or musicology. Upon successful completion of an audition, students formally enter this program at the end of their junior year.

Graduate studies in conducting may have an instrumental or a choral emphasis. Students interested in this program should consult with the Division of Conducting and Ensembles during their first year. Once completed, students receive both the BMus and the MM degrees.

Conducting and Ensembles News

This Week in Photos: Sky Rockets

July 9, 2021

Bursts of green, orange, red, and white exploding in a night blue sky serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
Fireworks in the night sky.

Who is Leah Brockman?

May 18, 2021

In Leah Brockman’s opinion, the horn is the most versatile and beautiful instrument. Find out why in this installment of Who Am I?
A portrait of a woman.

Conducting and Ensembles Facilities

Conservatory Central Unit

The Central Unit is part of the Oberlin Conservatory’s main complex and includes classrooms, rehearsal rooms, studios, and more.
Conservatory Central Unit

Warner Concert Hall

This 496-seat hall adjoins the Conservatory of Music and is used for numerous student and faculty recitals, as well as recording sessions.
Warner Concert Hall