To register for the Baroque Performance Institute, please complete the online application. Applications received February 1 - May 1 until program is filled.


A limited number of high school students - advanced performers with a keen interest in Baroque music are accepted to the Baroque Performance Institute by audition. Two-week attendance is mandatory. The two-week program fee is $550. On-campus housing is additional. You can choose to have meals on your own at one of the many eateries in town or purchase meals through the meal plan. Please include a $25 application fee.

To begin the registration process, please complete the online application form .

The cost to participate in the Baroque Performance Institute is as follows:

  • One-week fee: $575
  • Two-week fee: $1,100
  • Admitted High School students - student must attend for both weeks: $550

Audit participation (observing, no performance)

  • One week: $250
  • Two weeks: $500
  • Per day: $60
  • Private lessons: $50 per 45-minute session*

On-Campus Housing (no air-conditioning, shared hall bathrooms)
Meals on your own, area restaurants, campus dining hall (pay-per-meal), small unfurnished residence hall kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave.

  • $275/one-week private room, $525/two-week stay in a single room
  • $250/one-week shared double room, $480/two-week stay in a shared, double room, each person

*Private lesson arrangements made with a  BPI faculty member. You may purchase lesson tickets before or during the institute. 

You may make an electronic payment  with a credit card, or if you prefer to send a check, please make check payable to Oberlin College and mail to: 

Baroque Performance Institute
Conservatory of Music
77 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44071

Oberlin Conservatory of Music offers one college-level music elective credit at no extra charge for attendees who participate in all Institute activities for the full two-week program (including performances in the final concerts, and at least two private lessons). To request a transcript for this credit, please complete the order form.