Conservatory Admissions

Music is more than a profession. It is a calling. Many dream of success, but few possess the determination needed to achieve it. To be a musician is to devote yourself to constant improvement of technical skills. But technical mastery is no longer enough. The demands on today's professional include a range of skills that would never have been considered necessary in the past, such as computer literacy, knowledge of repertoires beyond the classical Western idiom, and entrepreneurial savvy. Frequently Asked Questions




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For general information about applying to the Conservatory of Music as a first year or a student transferring to Oberlin from within the College of Arts and Sciences or another institution.

>> Applying to the Conservatory
>> Application Checklist
>> Academic Requirements


Audition Schedule and Reuirements

For a list of dates and deadlines for on-campus, regional, and international auditions. Please note that auditions are scheduled as part of the Unified Application and will be confirmed upon its submission.

>> Auditions Overview
>> Dates and Locations


Visting Oberlin College

For information about how to make the most of your visit to the Conservatory and places to go to hear performances by Conservatory faculty and students.

Did You Know

In keeping with its 175-year history of leading the way on access to an excellent liberal arts education, Oberlin College is eliminating loan requirements for incoming first-year students eligible for federally funded Pell Grants. The Oberlin Access Initiative will also eliminate loans for all current, Pell-eligible students returning to Oberlin in the fall, the College announced today.

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