Upon completion of the five-year program, students receive both a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory. Many of the scholars admitted to the demanding five-year program manage to complete their studies in fewer than 5 years. With a scholar body of solely 900 students, it’s one of the more selective conservatories, accepting fewer than 30 percent of candidates. Boston Conservatory offers admission to approximately 40 p.c of its candidates, and boasts a yearly retention rate of more than eighty five %. The College’s long listing of successful alumni embrace composer/producer extraordinaire Quincy Jones, jazz-pianist legend Keith Jarrett, film composer Howard Shore, and numerous Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winners. Founded in 1917, the conservatory is very respected for its jazz division, which has produced a protracted roster of notable alumni, including Harry Connick, Jr., Herbie Hancock, Hugh Masakela, and Herbie Mann.