Rituparna Mukherjee is a double-degree major who plays the viola in the conservatory and studies psychology at the college.
We know that choosing where to develop your artistry is a big decision. We created this page to help you get a clearer sense of how Oberlin does that.
Engage With Us
Though our campus is closed at this time in response to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are thrilled to open our doors to you through a series of new virtual experiences.
After exploring the stories and videos below, we encourage you to:
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Why We Chose Oberlin
We asked conservatory students—and double-degree students—why they chose Oberlin. Here’s what they had to say.
The Oberlin Blogs are produced by a team of current students who offer a variety of unfiltered perspectives about the Oberlin experience.
I wanted the challenge of coming up with a hook that would hopefully draw the hordes of children in Finney Chapel into the magic that is Swan Lake.
Our challenge was to learn and perform Claude Debussy’s String Quartet, which is a pretty daunting undertaking.
The Oberlin Experience
From day one on campus, Oberlin students perform in ensembles large and small, they earn roles in fully staged operas, and they learn from and collaborate with a host of esteemed guest artists who visit campus throughout the year. These videos and others may help you form a more complete picture of your life as an Oberlin Conservatory student.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Our internationally renowned faculty are dedicated teachers and communicative artists. They are compelling studio teachers, ensemble coaches, and mentors—and individual instruction is always tailored to the needs of each student.
Oberlin News Highlights
The Double Degree
Of all the schools I looked at, Oberlin has the strongest double-degree program by far in terms of its continuity and its flexibility between the college and the conservatory.
—Andrew Santiago ’20, flute and physics
Be There Live
Oberlin Conservatory streams hundreds of concerts every year, from student recitals and large ensemble performances to concerts featuring faculty and guest artists. While this spring will be different, we will still have faculty performances live streamed from Conservatory venues. Stay tuned!
The Oberlin Stories Project
We have collected hundreds of personal narratives from students, alumni, faculty, and staff that explain the merits and strengths of Oberlin through the eyes of those who have experienced it firsthand.
Our alumni earn top honors in major national and international competitions across the musical spectrum. They perform in the world’s foremost concert halls and opera houses and with highly acclaimed orchestras. They excel as conductors, soloists, composers, producers, theoreticians, entrepreneurs, historians, and educators. The stories below highlight achievements of Oberlin graduates in wide-ranging careers.
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