• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Harp program offered by Oberlin College & Conservatory seeks to develop students’ talents to the highest musical and professional levels through private lessons, a range of performance opportunities, and more. The bachelor of music program in harp encompasses private instruction leading to thorough development in technique, style, musicianship, interpretation, pedagogy, and repertoire coupled with essential opportunities to perform in chamber and improvisational ensembles, contemporary music ensembles, and orchestras. The program includes the weekly harp seminar, harp ensemble, and courses in music theory and music history.

Performance Ensemble

Oberlin produces nearly 500 concerts on campus each year—from recitals by students, faculty, and guest artists to concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles. The conservatory and college present performances to satisfy any musical interest covering a multitude of genres from classical to jazz to contemporary; acoustic to electronic to computer-generated; and from time-tested masterworks to music created now.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Harp Majors Seminar
  • Music & Emotion
  • Internalizing Rhythms
  • Introduction to Music Research and Writing
  • Principal Private Study
  • Ensemble for Harpists
  • Upper-Division Music Theory electives

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Complete the Common Application (online)
  • Application fee of $100
  • Music Teacher Recommendations
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report
  • Standardized Test Results
  • Digital Photo
  • Passport Photo Page
  • Confidential Transfer Report
  • Certification of Finances
  • Financial Aid Documents
  • Music Theory Exam

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55976 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    55976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55976 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oberlin

  • 1070 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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