A previous professor of Composition, Amy Kaplan left Oberlin after being denied tenure in 2007-2008. Kaplan was most influenced by her studies with composer Ralph Shapey and typically taught courses in Orchestration and the composition module involving rhythm.
- B.A. Princeton University, 1985
- A.M. University of Chicago, 1992
- Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998
- Diploma di Merito, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, 1994
- Diploma, American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, 1990