Program Overview


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

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