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.
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.
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.
Situated at the center of campus, Finney is Oberlin’s largest performance space and the heart of its musical and intellectual life.
Warner Concert Hall
Used for student, faculty, and guest recitals and recording sessions, Warner has 645 seats and a 44-stop, 3,400-pipe Flentrop organ.
David H. Stull Recital Hall
Affectionately known as “The Penthouse,” bright and flexible Stull Hall is on the top floor of the conservatory’s main building, Bibbins Hall. It hosts events for up to 120 guests.
The conservatory’s exemplary recording studio also hosts performances, recitals, master classes, and multimedia presentations by students, faculty, and guest artists.
A Medieval-inspired sandstone chapel, Fairchild offers seating for 150. The chapel is available for weddings, intimate spiritual and quiet meditation, recitals, and even one-act operas.
This 501-seat hall is perfect for large-scale theater productions, dance performances, and opera theater.
Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space
Located in the Hotel at Oberlin, the William and Helen Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space accommodates more than 100 guests. By day, the Birenbaum is a teaching space; by night it’s open for conservatory performances and events.
Oberlin on Tour
The world gets to know your talents and skills when our nationally renowned ensembles tour.
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.