musicians performing in the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble
Musicians in the trumpet section of the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble. Photo credit: Walter Novak
Program Overview


Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
Division: Winds, Brass, and Percussion

The trumpet 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.

brass instruments
Conservatory students perform on organ and brass instruments in First Church Oberlin. Photo credit: William Bradford

Organ and Brass Spectacular

Conservatory students perform on organ and brass instruments during the Empty Bowls fundraiser held each winter. Students perform sacred music in First Church Oberlin, after which guests may purchase hand-crafted ceramic bowls and mugs. The performance opportunity is one of many open to student musicians.

Sample Courses

  • MUTH 131 - Music Theory I 4 credits
  • JAZZ 201 - Jazz Improvisation I 4 credits
  • MUTH 101 - Aural Skills I 2 credits
  • APST 714 - Trumpet Ensemble 2 credits

Trumpet News

A college student plays a trumpet while a person on a computer screen facing him plays a trumpet.

The Business of Virtual Learning

January 21, 2021
Nearly a year ago many businesses and schools concerned about the spread of COVID-19 relocated onsite offices and classrooms to the internet. The transition to a virtual platform took some getting used to, but for Bryan Rubin ’18 and Benjamin Steger ’18 the future was finally here.