The early oboe is a period instrument offered in the Division of Historical Performance. Coursework includes applied study on historical instruments, music history, performance practice, and music theory. Students also will have a range of performance opportunities on and off campus.
Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles. These concerts range from jazz to contemporary guitar, historical and classical to popular, and from computer-generated to acoustic and newer works. Students have many opportunities to perfect their talents before different audiences.Performance Ensembles
Historical Oboes 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.
Oberlin is really notable for having paid attention to this field earlier than virtually any school in the United States. Music students the world over are still eager to play old music. It’s really astonishing.