Piano and Vocal Accompanying
- Bachelor of Music (BM)
We offer coursework in piano and vocal accompanying as a double major for students with strong keyboard skills. You’ll have access to outstanding facilities and Steinways, master classes, individualized instruction and coaching, and opportunities to prepare and offer piano accompaniment for student recitals, theater and opera productions, and vocal ensembles.
Oberlin Conservatory graduate Sullivan Fortner ’08, a jazz pianist and composer, performs with vocalist and Grammy winner Cécile McLorin Salvant during a concert in Finney Chapel. Oberlin Conservatory alumni often return to campus to give concerts, recitals, master classes, jazz clinics, guest lectures, and more. Fortner and Salvant are part of the nearly 500 musical events that take place each year in Oberlin.
Piano and Vocal Accompanying 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.Explore Faculty within Piano and Vocal Accompanying
“My job as much as this is possible is to get two people to play together as if they were one musical mind.”James Howsmon, NEA Conservatory Professor of Instrumental Accompanying