The Conservatory of Music’s Bertram and Judith Kohl Building houses Clonick Hall, a state of the art recording studio and performance venue.
Conservatory Self-Serve Recording Projects (No audio staff required)
Recording projects utilizing the self-serve recording rack inside the studio may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance (beginning each Friday for the following two weeks). A maximum of two hours per day may be scheduled through the Conservatory Audio Department (Central 33). Additional time may be requested on consecutive days.
Conservatory students will be required to submit a Clonick Self-Serve Recording Request form to the Conservatory Audio department. Faculty may reserve the studio by submitting an email request to Conservatory Audio (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by walk-in request to Central 33.
There is no fee for self-serve recording projects. However, it is required that first-time studio users receive training on the self-serve recording equipment by a conservatory audio staff member for a fee of $20/hour.
Please note that food and drink is prohibited in the studio.
Recordings (Requiring audio staff)
Audio recordings requiring staffing may be scheduled up to one year in advance and a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the recording date. Inquiries to reserve the studio may be made by contacting the Conservatory Audio Department (email@example.com or 440-775-8272).
A deposit of 20% of the hall rental rate is required to confirm a reservation. The deposit may be submitted or mailed to: Conservatory Audio Department 77 West College Street, Central 33 Oberlin, OH 44074.
The deposit is non-refundable except in the event of a cancellation initiated by the Conservatory. The Conservatory Audio Department will promptly send an email confirmation to the client upon receipt of the deposit.
Rates and Fees
Recording Rates with Oberlin Conservatory Audio Staff
|General Recording Rates||Conservatory Faculty/Student Recording Rates||Conservatory Alumni Recording Rates|
|Engineering Fee (negotiable per project)||$80-$150/hour||$75/hour||$80-$150/hour|
Post-production editing/mixing fee**
|As determined per project engineer||As determined per project engineer||As determined per project engineer|
|Piano preparation fee||$200 per day (includes tuning and one touch-up)||$150 per day (includes tuning and one touch-up)||$200 per day (includes tuning and one touch-up)|
|On-call piano tuning fee||As determined by piano technician||As determined by piano technician||As determined by piano technician|
*Hall Rental fee may be waived for Dean-approved projects involving Conservatory Faculty only
**Post-production services are provided by our engineers on a freelance basis. Rates are negotiable directly with the engineer.
Authorized Non-Recording Events
Student Degree Recitals: A Hall degree recital lottery will take place at the beginning of spring semester to randomly select and schedule a maximum of 5 degree recitals for the semester. Eligible students will be contacted by Concert Production at the beginning of the semester announcing the lottery and given instructions on how to enter. The Clonick Hall lottery will be for students performing their final degree recital at the Conservatory. Eligible students who previously confirmed a recital date in another venue may also enter the lottery. If selected, their recital will be rescheduled in Clonick Hall. Students selected through the lottery will be contacted by Concert Production to confirm the recital date by appointment and must have the written approval of the studio teacher at the time of confirmation. Degree recitals will be scheduled on designated available dates throughout the academic year. Each recital will be allotted 90 minutes for the performance (with an additional 30 minutes for setup) and up to two hours for a dress rehearsal. If a recital is cancelled, the student will forfeit his/her use of Clonick Hall and will be required to reschedule the degree recital in another Conservatory venue.
Faculty/Guest Recitals: A maximum of 5 faculty and/or guest recitals per semester will be scheduled by lottery through the Concert Production Department. To apply for the lottery, faculty members may submit an Application for Conservatory Event form or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org for a two-week period beginning the first day of fall semester. At the conclusion of the two-week period, applications will be selected randomly and then scheduled with the Concert Production Department by appointment. Faculty members who previously scheduled a faculty and/or guest recital prior to the start of fall semester may also apply for the lottery. If selected, the recital will be rescheduled in Clonick Hall. Recitals will be allotted two hours for the performance (with an additional 30 minutes for setup) and up to two hours for a dress rehearsal. Faculty members expecting an audience larger than 90 are not advised to apply for the Clonick Hall recital lottery.
Guest Master Classes: Faculty members may request a date in Clonick Hall for a guest master class by submitting an Application for Conservatory Event form to the Concert Production Department or sending an email request to email@example.com. Applications and email requests will be accepted beginning May 1st for the following academic year. Guest master classes will be scheduled in Clonick Hall based on availability throughout the academic year and are required to have an audience size between 30 and 90 people.
Lectures: will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Conservatory Administration and Audio Department. Requests may be made by submitting a Application for Conservatory Event form to the Concert Production Department or sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-conservatory events: (concerts/lectures/meetings, etc.) will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Conservatory Administration and Audio Department. Requests can be made by email to email@example.com or by submitting a studio reservation form to the Concert Production Office (Conservatory Bibbins 234.
Piano Availability in Clonick Hall
The Steinway B will be available to all students and faculty for self-serve recording projects. Under no circumstances shall the Steinway D be available for student use. For use of a Steinway D by a faculty member, or for inquires regarding the use of a prepared piano, please contact the Director of Keyboard Technology at 440-775-8275.
Please note that food and drink is prohibited in the studio.