Alumni CONnections Series

How does the professional music world post-graduation really work? What experiences should I be trying to have, while I’m in school, to best prepare me for that world?

Here is your opportunity to hear perspectives from Oberlin alumni who also are willing to share their tips and strategies. Join in on Zoom for the launch of this new virtual series. Meet fascinating alumni, listen to their career stories, ask questions, and form connections.

Meet Adam Meyer '02

B.M. Viola Performance

Friday, April 23 at noon on Zoom
Moderated by Amber Scherer '21
Advance registration required. OCID holders only. Capacity is limited.

Adam Meyer

Adam Meyer has served as provost of the Juilliard School since July 2020. He joined the Juilliard administration in 2011 as associate dean for administration. In that capacity, he improved the educational and artistic experience for students, particularly in the orchestra, chamber music, and composition departments. He has had a leadership role in collaborations with National Sawdust, Sphinx Organization, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Sibelius Academy. Meyer has also contributed to the forthcoming launch of Juilliard’s new branch campus in Tianjin, China, supporting curriculum development and hiring the resident faculty. As provost, Meyer works to improve the educational and artistic experience for students, particularly in the orchestra, chamber music, and composition departments. He is also a deputy Title IX Coordinator. In addition to his work at Juilliard, Meyer is  on the faculty of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program.

 


Past Events

Meet Peter Flint '92 & Victoria Theodore '89

Flint—B.M. TIMARA and B.A. History
Theodore —B.M. Piano Performance and TIMARA and B. A. Music History

Friday, February 19 at noon on Zoom
Moderated by Max Addae '21
Advance registration required. OCID holders only. Capacity is limited.

Portraits of Victoria Theodore and Peter Flint

Theodore is a pianist, singer-songwriter, composer, music director, producer, and teacher. She studied piano, TIMARA, and music history at Oberlin, and went on to serve as keyboardist for numerous prominent musicians and musical projects including Beyonc√©, Stevie Wonder, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and The Arsenio Hall Show. She has also performed for President Obama and the British royal family. Her debut album of original music, Grateful, was released in 2015.

Flint is a composer and performer who also serves as board chair of the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City, the nation’s oldest community music school. A student of piano, clarinet, and TIMARA, Flint took up the accordion almost a decade ago and plays it in the Bachtopus Accordion Ensemble and the Afro-Caribbean dance band La Familia Reggae Son. He is fascinated by musical traditions throughout the world and strives to incorporate their principles into his own writing. His music has been performed in the U.S., Cuba, India, and South Korea by groups such as American Opera Projects, the Hudson Quartet, and the Auros Group for New Music.

Meet Tamara Jade ’12

B.M. in vocal performance, B.A. in sociology

Wednesday, November 11 at noon on Zoom
Moderated by Christopher McDole, Conservatory Council of Students
Advance registration required. OCID holders only. Capacity is limited.

Tamara Jade.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Tamara Jade

Season 19 of NBC’s hit show The Voice began with a rare “four-chair turn” earned by contestant Tamara Jade, a 2012 double-degree graduate of Oberlin. Jade has gone on to perform as a backup singer and dancer for Lizzo—including a performance at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards—and released her debut album in October 2019, followed in summer 2020 by the single “Better.”