- Bachelor of Music (BM)
Study of the viola is centered on the broad experiences of our faculty, who provide students with rigorous instruction tailored to their needs and goals as a musician. Our goal is to develop students’ talents to the highest musical and professional levels through private lessons, coaching, instrumental technique, master classes, and a range of performance opportunities.
Why Study Viola at Oberlin?
The Oberlin Orchestra
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.
- Principal Private Study Viola Faculty
- APST 282 - Viola Orchestra Repertoire P. Slowik
- APST 806 - Advanced String Quartet Seminar G. Fulkerson
- APST 805 - Contemporary Chamber Music Interdisciplinary
Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.
“At some other places I’ve taught—very excellent schools—students expected to be led by the faculty. Here, it is more of a dynamic interplay between the student’s desires and motivation and faculty push.”Peter Slowik, Professor of Viola