To apply to the Sonic Arts Workshop, please complete the online application along with a $55 application fee by May 1st. Applications will be reviewed after this deadline.

In addition, please share two or three examples of your creative work. This might include scores for traditional instruments, audio recordings of purely electronic pieces, video files with original video or pre-existing video with original sound design, and so on. In general, we are interested in anything that demonstrates your creativity with electronic media. Please contact us if you have any questions about what to include.

The academy offers modest scholarships to those who qualify. Please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for the scholar

Once you complete the application and click the "submit" button, you will be sent to an electronic payment site to pay the $55 application fee (credit card or electronic checking/savings account). You may also skip this system, and instead send a check payable to Oberlin College and mailed to:

Sonic Arts Workshop
Conservatory of Music
77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

The cost to participate in the Sonic Arts Workshop is $1,200, which includes tuition, double room in a college residence hall, and meals.

We offer a limited number of scholarships to assist with tuition for those with expressed financial need. Please include a letter requesting this assistance with your application. Notification regarding financial assistance will be sent with your acceptance letter.

You may make an electronic payment  with a credit card, or if you prefer to send a check, make it payable to Oberlin College and mail to address noted above.

Oberlin Conservatory of Music offers one college-level music elective credit at no extra charge for students who participate in all course sessions, including the final concert. To request a transcript for this credit, please complete the order form.