A performance by the Oberlin College Choir, Musical Union, and Chamber Orchestra in Finney Chapel
A performance by the Oberlin College Choir, Musical Union, and Chamber Orchestra conducted by Raphael Jiménez and Gregory Ristow ’01.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

On Stage

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.

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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.

Music Performances

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, in the conservatory and around campus. The conservatory’s nine performance spaces can also 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.

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.

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

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