Office of the Dean of the Conservatory

Conservatory Policies & Procedures

Conservatory Policies and Procedures are designed to create a performance environment that is conducive to excellence within and outside of the classroom.

Official language and a detailed explanation can be found on the Student Conduct and Community Standards website. Additional Conservatory policies are listed below.


Any Oberlin student or faculty who participates in any domestic off-campus Oberlin College - or Oberlin Conservatory-sponsored activity must complete the Off-Campus Travel Risk Management Program in consultation with Sally Takada , the conservatory's Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and External Relations.

It is the conservatory's policy to require the faculty member sponsoring, overseeing, directing, or accompanying students in such activities to register the event by completing the online Trip Application Form . All students and faculty are required to comply with the off-campus travel program, promoting responsible trip planning and the safeguarding of college resources.

If any travelers do not adhere to the off-campus travel policy, Oberlin College assumes no responsibility for injury, loss, damage, or expense resulting from illness or accident.


For any international travel, please consult the Office of Study Away.

Most conservatory ensembles require dress-black attire for performances. Unless otherwise specified, students must wear Option 1 or Option 2 for all ensemble performances:

* Option 1: Black ¾- or full-sleeve blouse (or dress); black dress pants or skirt; black socks/hose; and black dress shoes. Skirts and dresses must reach below the knees when the performer is seated. OR

* Option 2: Black suit jacket; black suit pants; black button-down dress shirt; black belt; black socks; black dress shoes.

Students should confirm ensemble placement during the registration process and take note of any concert dress requirements for that specific ensemble. Contact Roy Fuccio with any questions.

Locker assignments for conservatory students can be picked up in the Conservatory Concert Production Office (CBIB 125) during orientation as well as the first week of classes or contact Heather Martin . We cannot provide storage for conservatory non-major students.

Keys and practice room assignments for conservatory students can be picked up in the Kohl Building room 200 during orientation and the first week of classes or contact Julie Baker .

Secondary students (if applicable) will be assigned keys and practice rooms during the third week of classes once all secondary teacher assignments have been processed. Secondary students assigned to some of the larger instruments (e.g., drums) will be assigned to a room and use of an instrument provided by the conservatory. The student will share the room and schedule practice times to divide use of space with other students.

All Oberlin students may use the Robertson practice rooms as they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Julie Baker  with any further questions.

Please Note:
The Office of the Conservatory Associate Deans requests non-major students make the appropriate arrangements as listed above prior to bringing instruments to campus. Storage space is limited and most non-majors will find it necessary to store their instruments in their residence hall room.