Tyreek McDole ’23 Wins Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

December 7, 2023

Cathy Partlow Strauss ’84

Recent Oberlin Conservatory graduate Tyreek McDole ’23 has won the 2023 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The award includes a $5,000 cash prize and a one-of-a-kind platform for embarking on a career in the music business.
Tyreek McDole accepting his first prize award on stage

Oberlin Opera Theater to Present Offenbach and Rossini Double Bill

November 7, 2022

Cathy Partlow Strauss ’84

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

Joshua Reinier

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

Oberlin Orchestra and Choirs to Preview Upcoming Carnegie Hall Performance at Finney Chapel

October 6, 2022

Communications Staff

Oberlin musicians are preparing for a January trip to New York for an engagement at Carnegie Hall—Oberlin's third Winter Term tour to the iconic venue this decade. But the excitement begins at home, with a preview performance of the program in Oberlin's own Finney Chapel on Thursday, October 13.
portrait of R. Nathaniel Dett


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