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


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

Winter Term: Recording the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with Piano

September 10, 2020

Fourth-year violin major Peiwen Su took on the ambitious project to learn and record the entire Stravinsky Violin Concerto in D major. The project was both challenging and inspirational—and demonstrated to Su what is possible in this new reality.
Asian girl in red dress plays a violin.