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The Double Degree Program

Oberlin’s Double Degree Program combines a thorough liberal arts education with exceptional preprofessional music training. In five years or fewer, double-degree students complete work for the Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatory of Music and the Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. About 40 students enter this program each year.

The Double Degree Program is an option for students who want to expand their possibilities for life beyond Oberlin. Many graduates go on to careers that run the gamut from professional musicians to business professionals. The advantage is that they are well prepared for whatever profession they choose.

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

Sounds of TIMARA...Today

April 3, 2017

Double-degree student Judy Jackson '18 blends her love of computers and computer music.
TIMARA student Judy Jackson

Four Days in Portugal

December 9, 2016

Oberlin flute students join their mentor at an international music conference.
Two women posing

Sounds of the Sea

November 23, 2016

Double-degree violinist Sophie Davis ’17 explores the connections between music and the environment.
Sophie Davis and her crew mates made music on the deck of their research vessel

Fast Forward to Commencement Day

February 11, 2016

Pianist Daniel Hautzinger ’16 will finish two degrees in the time it takes most students to complete one.
Daniel Hautzinger

Coding and Composing

March 13, 2015

Eli Stine ’14 unites his two passions, music and computer science, as a Jefferson Fellow in the Composition and Computer Technologies Ph.D. program at the University of Virginia.
Eli Stine ’14 posed with computer

Aiming for the Orchestra

March 13, 2015

Hunter Gordon ’14 studies bassoon full-time at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, hoping to begin his career as a professional musician.
Hunter Gordon practicing bassoon