Resources and Support
Resources and support for conservatory students take shape in many forms. Need to choose an advisor, seek accommodations for a disability, schedule an audition, or something else? Whatever assistance you might need to become your best self, we have the appropriate resources (both people and facilities) to meet that need.
Academic Resources and Services
Advising, peer tutoring, career development, music library, tech help, and more
From your first days at the conservatory, our team of associate deans will guide your academic plans and aspirations. Thinking about a performance group? Trying to balance your practice schedule with other obligations? Schedule face time with an associate dean, who is available for students pursuing coursework in the conservatory.
Oberlin Conservatory offers a series of programs each semester intended to promote robust physical and mental health for students. Sessions range from massages to stress management workshops to art therapy and bowling outings. Wellness programs also integrate social justice with a focus on maintaining a healthy environment for all.
We have a vibrant and tightly knit international student community representing more than 50 countries and 8 percent of the student population.
Our holistic approach includes advising, educational and social programming, and other services to help you adjust to your new community.
The Office of Conservatory Professional Development assists conservatory students, musical studies majors from the College of Arts and Sciences, and recent alumni in attaining skills necessary to develop diverse and fulfilling careers in music.
We provide workshops and individual advising on résumés, cover letters, bios, electronic press kits, graduate school applications, job searches, and topics involving artist-run organizations.
Guidance also is available for identifying, creating, and or applying for internship and opportunities during winter term.
The Cooper International Learning Center (CILC) is the primary resource for students who need to take a world language placement test.
CILC provides access to and instructional material placement tests in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish to help students determine their proficiency.
Students with no prior experience but want to study a world language should take a first semester (101) course.
The center also serves as an educational laboratory and social center for campus and community members to build proficiency in world languages, consider new perspectives, and explore cultures.
Oberlin College Libraries offers a wide range of in-person and digital services to the campus community. Conservatory students can get assistance with research and locating and evaluating music scores, books, articles, and other sources necessary for course assignments.
Support and assistance for academic research and other reference materials are provided in all four branches: Terrell Main, art, science, and conservatory libraries.
The Center for Student Success offers Oberlin students a central place to receive a range of academic support, resources, and guidance. The Offices of Student Accessibility Services, Health Promotion for Students, and Student Academic Success Programs are located here. We also provide targeted programs and resources for first-generation and low-income students.
The Office for Disability and Access actively works with roughly 25 percent of Oberlin’s student population, offering accommodations and tools for self-advocacy.
All Oberlin students can access free tutoring services and workshops led by peer tutors. Many are sponsored by specific offices and or academic departments. Tutoring is coordinated and scheduled through the Center for Student Success.
The Oberlin College Bookstore is on the corner just west of the intersection of Main and College Streets. The college-bookstore division of Barnes & Noble manages the bookstore, which was once the Co-op Bookstore. Stocked with textbooks you’ll need for class, it also has official college merchandise: T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, hoodies, bibs, pennants, and even socks. You’ll also find items for your residence hall including lamps, stationery, clocks, energy-efficient light bulbs, fans, and bedding items.
The Oberlin College Bookstore is part of the Barnes & Noble College Booksellers partnership, a comprehensive service-oriented bookstore that includes more than 600 campus bookstores nationwide.