Oberlin Conservatory Global Offers Spring Slate of Virtual Music Programs

Online platform for lifelong learners includes courses on historical performance, music appreciation, and self-employment in the arts.

February 3, 2022

Erich Burnett

Oberlin Conservatory Global: virtual learning, virtually everywhere.

Oberlin Conservatory Global, the virtual-learning platform created to deliver the resources of Oberlin to audiences worldwide, begins its second year with three new courses crafted for lifelong learners of all ages.

Programs are designed to appeal to a wide range of interests, from those seeking deep dives through music’s history to those looking to more fully appreciate their concert experience, to those navigating careers in music and the arts. All sessions are led by conservatory faculty or noted authorities on each topic.

OC Global’s spring course lineup includes:

audience member listening to a concert.
photo by Dale Preston '83

A team of Oberlin Conservatory faculty helps students to more fully understand—and enjoy—each concert experience. The course includes weekly preview presentations and discussions providing insight on upcoming concert programs livestreamed from Oberlin’s campus. Highlighted music will include a wide range of styles and composers spanning the 18th through 21st centuries—including a world premiere.

Classes begin February 24 (six weekly sessions on Thursday nights, followed by six livestreamed performances on Fridays); deadline to register is February 17. Learn more about this course on the OC Global site.

musicians performing on historical instruments.
photo by Yevhen Gulenko

History comes to life in this eight-session course exploring a multitude of topics related to Baroque performance. Each session is led by faculty from Oberlin Conservatory and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and focuses on a unique instrument family.

Classes begin March 7 (eight weekly sessions on Monday nights); deadline to register is March 30. Learn more about this course on the OC Global site.

four teachers of music business course.
Musician's Business Toolkit

Learn how to navigate issues related to self-employment in music and the arts. Each of four sessions is led by an industry expert on taxes, fundraising, copyright law, and nonprofit startups.

Classes begin April 6 (four weekly sessions on Wednesday nights); deadline to register is March 30. Learn more about this course on the OC Global site.


All three courses are eligible for continuing-education credit (details available on each course page).

ABOUT OC GLOBAL: Oberlin Conservatory Global was established in summer 2021 in conjunction with Oberlin’s implementation of virtual education for its undergraduate students. OC Global brings the dynamic range of knowledge and skills of Oberlin Conservatory faculty to a classroom without boundaries. Courses are intended for students at the high school, college, or graduate level, as well as teachers and lifelong learners. These courses offer excellent opportunities for energizing the study, creation, and teaching of music.

OC Global continues in summer 2022 with Music Theory Jumpstart, Viola Workshop: Exploring Conductivity, and other offerings to be announced soon. Learn more at Oberlin.edu/conservatory/oc-global.

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