When I was in high school I didn’t know mental practicing was even a thing.
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.
After exploring the stories and videos below, we encourage you to:
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.
There is no swing of things, and I love it.
The second installment of my experience during the Oberlin in NYC Tour.
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.
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.
Connect with Us
Questions? Contact Us!
We hope we’ve answered some questions and inspired some more. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440‑775‑8413.