Program Overview

Violin

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.

Oberlin Conservatory students take part in a master class
Oberlin Conservatory students take part in a master class.
Photo credit: Scott Shaw

Program Facts

  • Program Type: Major
    • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Division: Strings

Program Chair

David Bowlin,
Professor of Violin

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.

Performance Ensembles

Violin Faculty

Violin News

Like Only Oberlin Can

March 30, 2021

Conservatory students reflect on a remarkable fall semester—and stay vigilant through the spring.
Bassist practicing with a pianist.

Where Heart and Mind Meet

March 23, 2021

Annemarie Schubert ’21 chose Oberlin for violin and neuroscience. Then early music chose her.
Baroque violinists performing onstage.