Keyboard Studies

Keyboard studies encompasses areas of study related to the organ and piano. Focused study, along with exposure to a range of music literature, superb facilities, private instruction, and many performance opportunities provide students with an enriching educational experience.


Our faculty are outstanding teacher-performers who are devoted to the development of undergraduate musicians. These highly skilled artists maintain rigorous performance schedules while spending generous amounts of time with their students providing individual instruction, coaching, mentoring, and more.

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The Division of Keyboard Studies offers the major in organ and piano.  

Oberlin Conservatory’s especially strong keyboard faculty, many opportunities to perform, superb facilities, and an active schedule of master classes and residencies by visiting artists are the components that make an Oberlin education exceptional for piano majors.

The organ program is designed to help students develop excellence in performance and an understanding of a broad range of repertoire. Long recognized as one of the world’s leading centers for organ instruction, Oberlin Conservatory has graduated musicians who have become professors of music, church musicians, university organists and scholars, and winners of national and international awards.

Upcoming Keyboard Studies Events

Keyboard Studies News

Peter Takács—A Half-Century Celebrated

May 4, 2024

This spring marks the official conclusion of Takács’ tenure, after an incredible 48 years of teaching. Many of his former students from around the world are set to convene for a celebratory concert in Warner Concert Hall on May 12
man seated in front of grand piano

Pianist Jiongli Wang to Perform with Oberlin Chamber Orchestra

May 2, 2024

On Friday, May 3, the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra performs a program that will showcase Concerto Competition winner Jiongli Wang in Frédéric Chopin’s First Piano Concerto, as well as fourth-year composition student Cashel Day-Lewis in the premiere of his Black River Prelude commissioned by Oberlin Conservatory in honor of the Lorain County Bicentennial.
portrait of pianist Jiongli Wang standing in front of a grand piano

Keyboard Studies Facilities

Fairchild Chapel

The centerpiece of Bosworth Hall is Fairchild Chapel, a 150-seat facility that features a pipe organ based on building principles of the early 17th century.
Fairchild Chapel

Kulas Organ Center

The Kulas Organ Center has 13 practice rooms that are equipped with organs of various designs, both mechanical action and electro-pneumatic.
organ keyboard and organ stops

Kulas Recital Hall

With seating for 148, intimate Kulas is ideal for chamber music performances and solo recitals.
Kulas Recital Hall

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