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It’s Official: Oberlin Is ‘… Home to One of the Country’s Best Music Conservatories,’ According to U.S. News & World Report

Sep. 13, 2007

By Marci Janas ’91

Editorial coverage of Oberlin College in the 2008 print edition of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide, in which Oberlin ranked 20th among the “Best Liberal Arts Colleges,” reveals what Obies have always known: “Its reputation as one of the best undergraduate music schools in the country benefits even nonmusical students … .”

The magazine notes that Oberlin is “a bastion of liberal thought, of course, and home to one of the country’s best music conservatories … . it’s not unusual to hear snippets of Brahms or see students lugging around a cello case. Its reputation as one of the best undergraduate music schools in the country benefits even nonmusical students … .”

The feature includes a cat’s-eye view of the Oberlin Orchestra in a rehearsal on the stage of Finney Chapel. A U.S. News photographer was on campus taking photos last May.


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