A conservatory tuba student rehearses in one of large practice rooms. Photo credit: Janine Bentivegna
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

Study of the tuba features private study, individualized instruction, private lessons, master classes, and performance opportunities in small and large ensembles that emphasize the development of technique and musicianship.

Division Director

Michael Rosen

Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Percussion
Division Affiliation

Cindy Shairba

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8198
Oberlin Orchestra woodwinds and brass section during a performance in Carnegie Hall. Photo credit: Emily Peragine

Orchestra on Tour

Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles, including the Oberlin Orchestra. Select ensembles are also able to go on tour during winter term. The orchestra recently traveled to New York performing in Carnegie Hall and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and other venues. Most concerts are on campus in the historic Finney Chapel.