Oberlin Arts & Sciences Orchestra

Tiffany Chang, conductor

Fall 2021 Update

Tiffany Chang will be away for the semester.

Auditions procedures will not change. Visit the audition tab for more info.

At this time, please contact Associate Dean Peter Swendsen with any questions about OASO.

Thank you for your understanding if any information on this site becomes outdated as it will not be managed during Fall 2021.

Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra

A leading organization in realizing the One Oberlin objective of capitalizing on the institution’s “unique combination of a liberal arts college and conservatory of music, fostering a new suite of interdisciplinary opportunities through a new level of collaboration.”

We contribute to the innovation, excellence, and commitment that make Oberlin an extraordinary place to study music for anyone, regardless of major, age, or background. Our work is centered around meaningful collaboration with guest artists and intriguing programming to expand our knowledge of music and its impact. We foster a sense of belonging to the greater world of music.

Led by Boston-based, award-winning conductor Tiffany Chang '09, Assistant Professor of Conducting

To bring the Conservatory experience to all musicians who yearn to excel at performance, are hungry for new experiences, and are eager to challenge the status quo and feel belonging to the world of music.

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A Story of Transformation - a 2021 Message from the Conductor

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Rehearsals (for Spring 2021)

To accommodate the logistical challenges resulting from maintaining a safe environment, the OASO time blocks are now officially on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-10:00 pm.

  • Full orchestra rehearsals on Tuesdays.

  • Sectionals, webinars, coachings, etc on Thursdays.

Note: you will never be in rehearsal for the entire 3-hour block. You can expect a maximum of 2 hours of class time on any given day, often it will be less than that. Please see syllabus for sample rehearsal schedule formats.

Academic Registration

CON APST-726, 2 credits (registration optional)

OASO rehearses with Professor of Piano Alvin Chow

Strive for excellence

and engage deeply with orchestral performance at a high level


in acoustically beautiful Finney Chapel, Oberlin’s premier venue

OASO performs with Professor of Violin Sibbi Bernhardsson

Share the stage

with internationally-acclaimed faculty and guest artists

Interact with

top Conservatory faculty and students

Cello section works with Conservatory student in sectional
OASO performs work by Professor Tom Lopez


in interdisciplinary projects


to an artistic community with musicians from the Oberlin area, including students, faculty, staff, and Oberlin residents

OASO performs in Kaleidosonic Festival
Trombones in OASO

MINOR in Music

OASO satisfies degree requirements for Conservatory music minor (new Fall 2020)