Program Overview

Musical Studies

Musical Studies Program majors study everything from video game music to music technology and acoustics. What unites all of these projects is a critical intellectual approach to music.

Students walking toward King
A guitar student and friend approach the King Building.
Photo credit: Janine Bentivegna

Program Facts


Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra

Musical studies majors are required to participate in at least two approved Oberlin ensembles such as the Arts and Sciences Orchestra, one of about 25 student ensembles. This large ensemble is specifically geared toward college students. The group presents several concerts annually in Finney Chapel. Hear the orchestra in a virtual perfomance of composer Pinar Toprak’s Captain Marvel on YouTube.

Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra

Musical Studies News