Andrea Kalyn Selected to Lead the Oberlin Conservatory of Music

kalynAndrea Kalyn was named dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. Since 2005, she has been serving as associate dean and chief academic officer of the Oberlin Conservatory and served as interim dean since last July. Prior to joining the administration at Oberlin, Kalyn held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Salem College, Wake Forest University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Rochester. Dr. Kalyn is the 13th permanent chief administrator for the 149-year-old conservatory.

“I am deeply honored to serve as dean of the Oberlin Conservatory,” Dr. Kalyn said. “Oberlin is a truly extraordinary institution—a remarkable community of performers, composers, and scholars who share a fundamental commitment to the pursuit of excellence, a deep belief in the transformative power of both music and education, and an ethos of innovation and impact. It is a tremendous privilege to work with such an exceptional group of people to advance the mission of the conservatory.”

Dr. Kalyn earned diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Western Ontario. She holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.

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