Oberlin College and Conservatory

Faculty Talk: Elisha Gray - The Edison of Oberlin College

Sunday, May 26 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Science Center, Perlik Commons
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Roderic Knight, emeritus professor of ethnomusicology, will give a brief talk about his showcase exhibit on Elisha Gray, who could also be called "Oberlin’s first TIMARA professor (1880-1900)." Elisha Gray, Oberlin Class of 1864, was the inventor of the Musical Telegraph, the world’s first electric musical instrument, in 1874.

Event Type

Signature Programs, Commencement/Reunion Weekend, Info Sessions/Presentations


Administrative, Alumni Association



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Office of Alumni Relations

Contact Phone Number

(440) 775-8692

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