Oberlin Conservatory students take part in a master class. Photo credit: Scott Shaw
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

Study of the violin 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, a range of performance opportunities, and more.

Program Director

Amir Eldan

Professor of Cello
Division Affiliation
Contact

Cindy Shairba

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8198
Oberlin Orchestra in Carnegie Hall
The Oberlin Orchestra performs in Carnegie Hall. Photo credit: Chris Lee

Oberlin Orchestra

Professor of Conducting Raphael Jiménez leads the Oberlin Orchestra, one of the conservatory’s premier large ensembles. The full-size undergraduate orchestra regularly performs in Finney Chapel, has embarked on national and international tours during winter term, and is heard on several recordings.

Sample Courses

  • APST 121 - Performing Beethoven's Violin Sonatas 1 credit
  • APST 242 - Baroque Violin for Violinists 2 credits
  • APST 272 - Stringed Instrument Class 2 credits
  • APST 284 - Orchestra Repertoire Violin 2 credits

Violin News

Beauty Amid the Brutality

August 31, 2018
Cross-campus collaboration celebrates artistic master works and hidden gems made in the shadow of WWI.