Program Overview


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

trombone players
Conservatory students in the trombone section of the Oberlin Orchestra.
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Program Facts

Oberlin Orchestra in Carnegie Hall
The Oberlin Orchestra performs in Carnegie Hall.
Photo credit: Chris Lee

Performance Ensembles

Performance is a central component to the Oberlin curriculum. Because of our undergraduate focus, performance majors are assured of playing opportunities in our many ensembles, including large groups like the Oberlin Orchestra as well as smaller ones like the Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Performance Ensembles

Trombone News

Meet the Conservatory’s Newest Tenure-Track Faculty

October 4, 2023

Five members of the conservatory faculty have been granted tenure-track positions beginning this academic year. They span the disciplines of music theory , composition , trombone , and TIMARA —...
Bibbins Hall in early autumn.