Contemporary Music News
October 14, 2021
Seven-way partnership engages seven composers to create works that explore the African diaspora, with all works to be performed in Oberlin and Detroit.
September 15, 2021
Recording showcases faculty composers and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble.
August 24, 2021
Oakland Symphony music director championed lesser-known repertoire, emphasized the orchestra’s role in the community.
Contemporary Music Facilities
Oberlin Conservatory’s main teaching building has 40 studios and 10 classrooms. Private instruction, ensemble coaching, and classroom instruction take place here.
Clonick Hall is a superior recording studio and performance space housed in the conservatory’s Bertram and Judith Kohl Building.
The Central Unit is part of the Oberlin Conservatory’s main complex and includes classrooms, rehearsal rooms, studios, and more.
The Lily Smith McGregor Skybar is a sleek, airy space for conservatory deans, faculty, and staff to meet informally or for small group sessions, workshops, and social functions.
TIMARA (Technology in Music and the Related Arts) students have access to six studios, a networked lab of Macintosh computers, and an array of music software and gear.
This 496-seat hall adjoins the Conservatory of Music and is used for numerous student and faculty recitals, as well as recording sessions.