Meet the Conservatory’s Newest Tenure-Track Faculty

Five artist-teachers, many with deep ties to campus, settle into new roles.

October 4, 2023

Communications Staff

Bibbins Hall in early autumn.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

Five members of the conservatory faculty have been granted tenure-track positions beginning this academic year. They span the disciplines of music theory, composition, trombone, and TIMARA—each of them standout artist-educators who join a highly revered conservatory faculty.

And while some are entirely new to their roles, many have deep ties to campus as past visiting faculty, guest artists—and even a former student.

Follow the links below to learn more about each of them, from their areas of scholarly and artistic interest to the courses they teach this fall.

Welcome—and welcome back—to Oberlin, one and all!

Christa Cole

Christa Cole ’17

  • Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Aural Skills
View Christa Cole ’17's biography
Michael Frazier

Michael Frazier

  • Assistant Professor of Composition
View Michael Frazier's biography
John Gruber

John Gruber

  • Assistant Professor of Trombone
View John Gruber's biography
Steven Kemper

Steven Kemper

  • Associate Professor of Technology in Music and Related Arts
View Steven Kemper's biography
Eron Smith

Eron Smith

  • Assistant Professor of Music Theory
View Eron Smith's biography

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