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Professor of Flute Alexa Still observes and listens to student Melanie Williams play the flute while her classmates look on. Photo credit: Matthew Lester
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

The flute curriculum is intense and stimulating. Coursework includes applied private study, individualized instruction, master classes, and performance opportunities that emphasize the development of technique and musicianship.

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Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Percussion
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A performance by the Oberlin Orchestra in Finney Chapel. Photo credit: Emily Peragine

Performance Ensemble

Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles, including Oberlin Orchestra. From jazz to contemporary guitar, classical to popular, computer-generated to acoustic, and from time-tested compositions to newer works, the college and conservatory present performances to satisfy any musical interest.

Sample Courses

  • MUTH 131 - Music Theory I 4 credits
  • MUTH 101 - Aural Skills I 2 credits
  • APST 802 - Orchestral Repertoire for Woodwinds 2 credits

Flute Faculty

Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.

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“I try to encourage my students to think about what they want to do, get them thinking on a bigger scale, and help them with all the tools they need to make themselves excellent.”

Alexa Still, Associate Professor of Flute
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