Recording Arts and Production
Oberlin Conservatory’s major in Recording Arts & Production is intended for students interested in exploring the history, theory and practice of recorded music. This program leads to a bachelor of music degree and focuses on applying skills acquired in the classroom in collaboration with ensembles of all sizes and styles. While much of what we do is based in the conservatory, this major is genre non-specific and seeks to teach musicians of all styles the technical skills and aesthetic considerations needed to explore the field of music production as both a profession and an art.
Through group and individualized instruction, hands-on opportunities to record a multitude of styles, and exposure to accomplished engineers and producers, students who complete this program are poised for audio careers that demand the highest level of expertise.
Record with Incredible Musicians
Through projects on the Oberlin Music recording label, live concerts for annual programming in the Conservatory of Music, and a growing number of film productions, there is no shortage of opportunities to collaborate with a broad range of performing and creative artists.
- Watch Oberlin faculty member Jamey Haddad record with his group Under One Sun for Oberlin Music
- See The Foreigner’s Home recording session
- View the video about the student American Roots Music group Hotspur Johnny! in a recording session mentored by Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge '04
Course of Study
“The simplest way to make a recording is to truly understand the process from start to finish. Any time we spend grappling with technical issues is time spent not fully invested in the music. Once all the barriers between technology and music are torn down, we find ourselves in a much better position to explore recording as an art.”
Recording Arts and Production News
April 21, 2020
April 20, 2020
How to Apply
Learn about the online application, interviewing, and other aspects of the admissions process.