Arts and Sciences Admissions

Kris Surovjak

Kris Surovjak

Associate Director of Admissions

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Kris Surovjak

In 1963, my mother watched Simon and Garfunkel perform in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin College campus. They made her cry.

In 2004, I watched Bela Fleck and the Flecktones perform in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin College campus. They made me cry.

Oberlin College has been driving the women of my family to tears for generations... but in a really good way.

So you're looking at Oberlin, that's excellent! As a 1997 graduate of Kenyon College with a B.A. in music I have a great appreciation for the liberal arts education, and in particular, the musical opportunities available at Oberlin College (see crying at Bela Fleck concert above). I found my own road to Oberlin following a four-year stint as an assistant volleyball coach. After completing my masters' degree and deciding to pursue a head coaching position, I knew unequivocally that I wanted to coach smart kids with a passion for learning. Oberlin was the obvious choice. I coached volleyball at Oberlin for four years, and in the summer of 2005 made the transition into admissions.

In my free time, I enjoy playing all manner of sports and games (you might find me scaling the rock wall at the gym), spending time with my niece, Courtney, nephews, Colby, Chance and Carter, and playing with my band, Backbone.


 
Did You Know

A tradition since the 1990s, Oberlin Conservatory of Music's Jazz Forums offer jazz studies students the chance to take center stage at the college-owned Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse as part of a small group ensemble. A feedback session that follows each set yields instant praise or critique. This type of studio class offers valuable learning experiences while building confidence among young musicians.

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