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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.

Hollywood & Fine

November 10, 2017

Violist Meredith Crawford ’09 forged a robust career in Los Angeles while completing two Oberlin degrees.
 Meredith Crawford ’09

Punch Brothers to Play Finney Chapel September 28

August 29, 2017

Punch Brothers, the virtuosic bluegrass ensemble fronted by mandolin player Chris Thile and including Oberlin alum Chris Eldridge ’04 on guitar, will open the 2017-18 Artist Recital Series on September 28.
Five men in colorful suits

Cello Professor Darrett Adkins Releases Myth & Tradition

August 18, 2017

On his new release for Oberlin Music, Myth & Tradition , Oberlin Associate Professor of Cello Darrett Adkins ’91 teams up with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble for the world-premiere recording of a commissioned work, Su Lian Tan’s “Legends of Kintamani.”
album cover for Myth & Tradition

Ace of Clubs

July 27, 2017

A circuitous route through Oberlin led directly to a dream job for Gabe Pollack ’11, who today manages a popular jazz club in the Cleveland area.
Former Oberlin double-degree student Gabe Pollack

From Pianist to Analyst

September 21, 2016

Rachael Shapiro ’16 made the leap from piano performance to corporate America, working as a private equity research analyst for Third Bridge, a Manhattan firm.
Grand pianos in Warner Concert Hall