- Frederick R. Selch Associate Professor of Musicology
James O'Leary Awarded Fellowship from Society for American Music
March 21, 2022
James O'Leary, Oberlin Conservatory’s Frederick R. Selch Associate Professor of Musicology has been awarded the 2022 Virgil Thomson Fellowship from the Society for American Music. This competitive award aids scholars whose research interest is focused on the history, creation, and analysis of American music on stage and screen, including opera. O’Leary will use the award to continue working on a book about Stephen Sondheim that he started during the pandemic. This summer, O’Leary will be speaking about Sondheim at the Transnational Opera Studies Conference in Bayreuth, Germany.
Oberlin Opera Theater Presents World Premiere of "Alice Tierney" Jan. 27-29
January 11, 2023
Alice Tierney excavates the stories we tell about the past, and gives students a unique Winter Term opportunity to develop an opera from the ground up, as well as the opportunity to take the show on the road.
Conservatory Launches ‘‘Oberlin Stage Left’’
April 9, 2020
Virtual programs celebrate Oberlin’s people and music; first episode arrives April 14.
A Singer Gets Philosophical
January 14, 2019
Double-degree mezzo-soprano Perri di Christina '16 looks back on her Oberlin years and ahead to a special reunion.