Toyin Spellman-Diaz ’94, oboist with Imani Winds, performed with the ensemble in a concert in Finney Chapel. Photo credit: Walter Novak
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

The oboe curriculum is intense and stimulating. Coursework includes applied private study, individualized instruction, master classes, and performance opportunities in small and large ensembles that emphasize the development of technique and musicianship.

Program Director

Michael Rosen

Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Percussion
Division Affiliation

Cindy Shairba

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8198
Oberlin Orchestra woodwinds and brass section during a performance in Carnegie Hall. Photo credit: Emily Peragine

Orchestra on Tour

Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles, including the Oberlin Orchestra. Select ensembles are also able to go on tour during winter term. The group recently traveled to New York performing in Carnegie Hall and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Most concerts are on campus in the historic Finney Chapel.

Oboe Faculty

Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.

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“I try to convey music to students in such a way that is at once professionally specific but also has broader, deeper implications so they can have a lifelong, deep relationship to it that’s very satisfying.”

Robert Walters, Professor of Oboe and English Horn
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