Oberlin Orchestra in a performance in Finney Chapel with Raphael Jiménez conducting. Photo credit: Scott Shaw

At Oberlin, music is life. We’ve created a thriving cultural epicenter with dozens of student ensembles, a constant stream of visiting artists, and hundreds of live performances every year.

Performance Opportunities

At Oberlin Conservatory, you do not line up behind graduate students for ensemble placements, opera roles, and competitions—you perform in productions and in ensembles large and small from your first semester on campus.

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Conservatory Spaces

From majestic concert halls to intimate coffeehouses and clubs, you’ll have the opportunity to play and hear live music in a variety of venues. Seven of the conservatory’s nine performance spaces can stream live events to a global audience.

Additional Opportunities

Oberlin on Tour

The world gets to know your talents and skills when our nationally renowned ensembles tour.

Signature Events

Internationally regarded speakers, musicians, and performers regularly come to Oberlin to share their insights and experiences with the campus and community. Public lectures are free; artist performances and concerts require ticket purchase.

Master Classes and Secondary Lessons

Gain unmatched opportunities for intimate instruction with accomplished performers and music professionals from around the world, or seek supplemental guidance from faculty and other skilled instructors to take your skills even further.

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A performance by the Contemporary Music Ensemble with Timothy Weiss, conductor. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

Live Webcasts

Oberlin Conservatory each year live streams roughly 400 concerts from seven campus locations. These performances include student ensembles, student recitals, select master classes, and performances by faculty and guest artists.

Schedule of Upcoming Webcasts