77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074
In 2010, the conservatory unveiled the sleek and modernistic Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, which serves as home to jazz studies as well as composition, musicology, and music theory. It is connected to the conservatory complex by a ground-level plaza and a third-story, glass-walled, cantilevered section. Kohl includes flexible rehearsal and performance spaces, teaching studios, practice rooms, music archives and exhibits, and instrument storage. It also houses the superior recording studio Clonick Hall as well as Oberlin Conservatory Library’s Special Collections, which include the largest privately held collection of jazz recordings in the United States.
Earning a LEED Gold designation from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Kohl Building is a cornerstone of Oberlin’s commitment to environmentally sustainable building practices. It honors the late Wendell Logan, professor of African American music and founder of Oberlin’s jazz studies program.