Conservatory Admissions

Audition Weekend Information

Audition Weekend Information

SAMPLE AUDITION WEEKEND SCHEDULE (tentative and subject to change)

For Jazz Studies auditionees:

11:30 a.m. - Conservatory Tour - leave from Conservatory Annex/39 W. College St.

12:00 p.m. - Jazz Applicants: Register at Conservatory Admissions - Conservatory Annex/39 W. College St.

12:15 p.m. - Jazz Forum (Cat in the Cream or Bertram and Judith Kohl Bldg): A masterclass forum for current jazz studies majors to perform for each other. Parents and students welcome.

1:30-3:30 p.m. – Jazz auditions (Bertram and Judith Kohl Bldg):  Auditioning students play with a live rhythm section.  Several jazz faculty members will be in attendance and a digital video is made for subsequent review of others who were not present.

4:30-6:00 p.m. – Oberlin Jazz Ensemble rehearsal (Bertram and Judith Kohl Bldg): Optional. Watch the current Oberlin students' big band rehearsal.

For all others:

We encourage you to arrive on campus by 3:30 p.m. on Friday for registration in the Conservatory Lounge. Please refer to the preliminary outline of weekend activities below for details. An updated version will be provided for you when you arrive. Beginning at 4 p.m. in Kulas Recital Hall, there will be an Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting, followed by a Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends. Plan to stay on campus through Saturday in order to audition and participate in as many special activities as possible.

We do hold registration again on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., for those who are unable to arrive Friday afternoon.

Friday

3:00 p.m. - Conservatory Tour - leave from Conservatory Annex/39 W. College St.

3:30 p.m. - Audition Weekend Registration - Conservatory Lounge - Conservatory/77 W. College St. (Central Section)

4:00 p.m. - Audition Weekend Orientation Recital and Meeting - Kulas Recital Hall - Conservatory (Central Section)

4:30 p.m. - Faculty/Student Reception for prospective students, families, and friends - Conservatory Annex. Come meet current students and faculty in an informal setting.

5:00 p.m. - String Meeting - Conservatory - Bibbins Room 223 - A recommended informational meeting hosted by String Department Chair Professor Peter Slowik for all students auditioning on violin, viola, cello or double bass (families welcome)

5:00 p.m. - Piano Meeting - Conservatory - Bibbins Room 237 - A recommended informational meeting hosted by Piano Department Chair Professor Alvin Chow for all students auditioning on piano (families welcome)

5:00 p.m. - Voice Meeting - Conservatory - Bibbins Room 238 - A recommended informational meeting hosted by voice faculty for all students auditioning in voice (families welcome)

Evening - Concert (for details see https://calendar.oberlin.edu/calendar?event_types%5B%5D=18639)

Saturday

8:30 a.m. - Audition Weekend Registration (For those who did not register Friday) - Conservatory Lounge - Conservatory (Central Section)

9:00 a.m. - Pre-Audition Meeting - Warner Concert Hall - Conservatory - (Central Section) - Everyone welcome

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Individual Performance Auditions; Composition and TIMARA Interviews (Note that jazz auditions are held on Fridays) – Conservatory.  Most auditions will be held in the morning but with larger instrument areas on busy audition weekends, auditions may run into the afternoon.

9:30 a.m. - Financial Aid Presentation - Conservatory - C-25 (Central Section) - Primarily for parents, but students welcome

10:00 a.m. - Composition & TIMARA Program Joint Meeting - Conservatory Annex Meeting Room - For Composition and TIMARA applicants

11:00 a.m. - The Oberlin Experience - Student/Conservatory Dean Panel - Conservatory (Central Section) - C-25 - Parents and applicants welcome

11:00 a.m. - Individual Composition & TIMARA Interview Appointments Begin - Conservatory - For Composition and TIMARA applicants

1:00 p.m. - Campus tour - departing from the Conservatory Lounge - For interested applicants and parents

NOTE:  Theory testing will be done online and not on campus during the audition weekend.