The Big Finish

For every student who passes through Oberlin, senior recital marks the end of the beginning.

Art of the Score

Oberlin composers experienced an intensive, inventive, collaborative adventure in 2014–15.

Sully’s Reputation

Amid a jazz career that’s catching fire, Sullivan Fortner ’08 returns to his roots.

The Conservatory at 150

Celebrating Oberlin’s enduring moments and the people who made them.

Beat Generations

The walls of studio C38 tell the stories of countless percussionists—and the professor who loves them all.

The Elephant in the Room

New laws to squelch illegal ivory trading could wipe out musicians too.

The Wolfgang Gang

J.P. Jennings ’17 formed the Mozart Players because nobody else had thought to.

Pulling Out the Stops

Oberlin is known throughout the world for its outstanding organ collection—and for its outstanding organists.

Fire Starter

Karen Gebhart Flint ’64 fosters entrepreneurship through student grants.


Dean’s Greeting

A message from Andrea Kalyn

Of Note

The Conservatory’s 150th anniversary, the Lake Como partnership, a 185-year-old fortepiano, and more.

Class Notes

Faculty Notes

Notable performances, recordings, and publications


The 2015–16 Artist Recital Series

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