The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Rothchild Recipients

Past recipients and projects


Kate Ehrenberg – studied pipe organ with Greg Homza and performed a recital of organ works by Bach, Brahms, Pachelbel, Schroeder and Vierne.
Nikhil Wadhwa – studied Jazz guitar with Dan Balmer.
Eli Knowles – attended Jazz Institute at Stanford and performed a selection of jazz standards with a small ensemble.


Gregor McGee – work with Paul Irvin, early keyboard technician to restore a harpsichord and perform a concert on the instrument
Emily Palmer – Study Chopin etudes with Monica Ohuchi and Jeff Payne to develop a strong basis in piano technic; perform them on a F@4 concert
Saba Goodarzi – lessons with oud-master Rahim AlHaj and present a lecture recital on Iraqi and Iranian modes and rhythms
Daniel Woodruff – Study jazz piano with Angelo Versace at the University of Arizona, focusing on solo playing; perform a 30 minute set on a F@4 concert
Ben Baran – Study composition with Yuan-Chen Li


Gregor McGee – attend Oberlin College: Baroque Performance Institute, to further harpsichord study
Daniel Woodruff – Jazz piano study with University of Arizona professor Angelo Versace
Henry DesMarais – violin study with Micael Jinsee Lim of  3 solo violin works written in the 20th century: Schulhoff , Prokofiev, Elliott Carter
Yiyang Wang – attend the Golandsky Institute at Princeton University to study the Taubman approach to piano technique


Max Boddy – attend "Tango for Musicians at Reed College”
Hannah Mackenzie-Margulies – Attend the Wellborne Jazz Camp for jazz clarinet studies
Alex Pan – private piano study with Jeff Payne
Chris Orita – private cello study with Marilyn d’Oliveira and/or Trevor Fitzpatrick


Reed Elkinton -study at Music at Albignac, Paul Roberts’ summer piano institute
Dylan Richards - study composition and digital signal processing/computer music with Rand Steiger
Rosie Sokolov - study extended flute technics with John Savage  


Ian Nichols, piano  - lessons for preludes & fugues by Bach and Shostakovic
Andrew Wilhite, bass ($1200) - lessons 


Haley Jacobson, cello - lessons with Marilyn de Oliveira and perform music by Cassado


Andrew Warren, oboe - study & perform Britten solo oboe cycle
David Wills, organ - study music of Messiaen & improvisation


Kristine Schultze—study 20th-century piano repertoire with Jeff Payne
Ben Skubi—attend operas, Santa Fe and Seattle

2009 ($750 each)

Emidio Cantalupo—study of north Indian music with Nisha Joshi
Tom Morrison—Lessons on Hammond organ with George Mitchell
William Woodson—Bagpipe study and performance at Highland festivals


Bryson Uhrig-Fox, violin - lessons & coaching (Vivaldi, "Winter"; Brahms sonata no. 3) 


Ian Bunker, voice - lessons
Chris Cotter – shape note singing


Zoë Vrabel, mezzosoprano—voice lessons and Elgar song cycle.


Leigh Walton - music for video games.


Beth Griffing, flute - tango project


Drop-in Hours

Express Advising with PCAs

Sun-Thur, 6 – 8 pm
Prexy Conference Room

Senior Apply Time
Thursday, 4 – 7 pm
Prexy Conference Room

Drop-In Advising with CLBR Staff
Mon, Wed, Friday, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

  • Locations:
    Mondays: Commons
    Wednesdays: International Student Services
    Fridays: MRC (Student Center)

Come See Us!
Mon-Fri, 8:30–5
Small Handshake logo and link to Handshake  Image result for logo  Image result for goinglobal logo
Follow us on Facebook  Image result for twitter button  Image result for instagram button

Join our google groups:


Email us: