Nancy Dye

Saying Goodbye to Her First Four-Year Class

"If Oberlin has touched you in the ways I hope it has, you will use your learning and artistry to help far-from-perfect human beings to do a little better in the work of getting along, understanding one another, living together, being kind to one another." Here, President Nancy Dye shares her heartening farewell remarks to the class of 1998, recalling how they and she were newcomers to Oberlin together.


eighth blackbird

The Flight of the Blackbird

They began their careers in 1994 as a student chamber sextet performing in concert with Oberlin's Contemporary Music Ensemble. Less than four years later, eighth blackbird is noted for performances of contemporary music in festivals and chamber-music series across the United States, where the group has gained recognition from composers and critics alike. Here, meet the unique personalities of these emerging professionals as they describe their hopes for their music and its impact on their generation.
-By Kelly Viancourt


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