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Conservatory Alumni

Conservatory alumni earn top honors in major national and international competitions across the musical spectrum. They excel as performing artists and as conductors, composers, producers, theoreticians, entrepreneurs, historians, educators, and more.

Master Class at the Cat with Chris Eldridge ’04

October 9, 2023

Grammy Award-winning guitarist and singer Chris Eldridge ’04 returned to Oberlin for a brief residency that included a band workshop at the Cat in the Cream on the afternoon of October 6.
Chris Eldridge, seated at a cafe table, gesturing towards a music ensemble off-frame.

Conducting at Oberlin

February 17, 2023

When Maurice Cohn ’17 stepped off the plane to conduct the Cincinnati Symphony, he had only a few days to prepare. Strikes in France had grounded the orchestra’s regular maestro, Louis...
Maurice Cohn '17

Oberlin Opera Theater to Present Offenbach and Rossini Double Bill

November 7, 2022

Oberlin Opera Theater will present a double bill of operas not seen on Oberlin stages previously—Offenbach’s operetta Le mariage aux lanternes ("The Wedding by Lantern Light") and Rossini’s burletta L'occasione fa il ladro ("Opportunity Makes a Thief")—in Hall Auditorium November 10-13.
Two male characters in rehearsal for the opera on the stage of Hall Auditorium.

The Cleveland Orchestra Releases Album of Compositions by George Walker ’41

November 3, 2022

On November 4, the orchestra releases a new album dedicated to the music of George Walker, Oberlin Conservatory class of 1941, and a trailblazing composer. Recorded between October 2020 and March 2022, the album spans 50 years of the composer’s impressive career. Its release falls shortly after the 100th anniversary of his birth.
George Walker and the album cover