Music Department

Louis and Annette Kaufman Music Achievement Award

The Kaufman Music Achievement Award supports excellence in music performance at Reed. The Award is available by audition to outstanding student musicians regardless of major and will be awarded with a first preference to students of violin or piano.  All instrumentalists and vocalists will be considered.

Recipients of the Award, known as Kaufman Fellows, will receive free music lessons for a year, and the award may be renewed for up to four years.

Kaufman Fellows:

Class of 2021 - Peter Marcus

Class of 2022 - Leila Sinclair

Class of 2023 - Xinlong Du

Class of 2024 - Rachel Modlin 

Class 2025 - Miranda Newman and Lucas Walker 


All first year students who play a musical instrument or sing will be eligible to audition. 


2021 -2022 Auditions, consisting of two contrasting pieces, memorization not required, will be held the first week of classes Spring 2022 for first year students, date and time TBD. Specific information will be available at the end of fall semester 2021.