Oberlin Establishes Collaborative Programs Integrating Music and Liberal Arts

"In fall 2020, Oberlin will introduce five new programs of study that transcend traditional institutional boundaries and establish a new level of collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. These new programs will offer all Oberlin students innovative educational opportunities, which will help them build successful, 21st century careers in a host of fields including music, visual arts, media, science, and business.

Drawing on Oberlin’s deep strengths in music and the liberal arts, students will have the opportunity to minor in Music and Cognition, Music and Popular Culture, Interdisciplinary Performance, and Arts and Creative Technologies. A fifth program, in Arts Administration and Leadership, will add co-curricular programming in an integrative concentration. All five are available to all Oberlin students." …


I noticed this. For students focused on jazz, how will it compare to the BMA degrese at Lawrence or what appear to be similar liberal-artsy-but-still-performance focused degrees at Bard, Miami Frost, Michigan SMTD, Northwestern Bienen, UCLA Alpert, etc?

Many people say there is poor coordination between Oberlin Conservatory and Oberlin College. Is this true? Will these new opportunities change this for conservatory students, college students, or both?