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Hurricane Relief Mission Trip Report - January 2018, Beaumont, TX & Puerto Rico

by Rebecca Shasberger, Credo Outreach Coordinator and Artist-in-Residence

This January Credo recruited a group of thirteen Oberlin Conservatory students who spent two weeks on campus learning and growing in ways quite familiar: rehearsing chamber music, being coached by members of Oberlin’s faculty, and performing in Kulas Recital Hall. No amount of imagination could have dreamt up the ways these students would continue to learn and grow through unfamiliar means once they took their hard work to Beaumont, Texas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In these communities, ravaged last summer by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the students shared with those in need, not only through music but through physical labor and emotional commitment. I joined the students not only as an organizer, but also as cellist of the Brahms Quintet, one of the chamber groups who traveled to Beaumont. It was a privilege to observe firsthand what took place in and through the Texas team during the week away. ...  CONTINUE READING HERE

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Oberlin Student Participants

  • Morgan Bennett, Violin, Omaha, NE
  • Andrés Carrero, Violin, Hoffman Estates, IL, (Credo '16)
  • Devin Cowan, Viola, Weston, VT
  • Will Crock, Violin, Chesterfield, MO
  • Christina D'Antonio, Viola, Wheaton, IL (Credo '13- 16)
  • Nathanael Leavitt, Violin, Aurora, CO
  • Ellie MacPhee, Violin, Greenville, SC
  • Daniel Miles, Viola, Lakewood, WA
  • Rituparna Mukherjee, Viola, Houston, TX
  • Vu Nguyen, videographer, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hannah Price, Violin, Dallas, TX (Credo '10)
  • Jasmine Tan, Violin, Sydney, Australia
  • Anna Tucker, Violin, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, (Credo '16)
  • Adam Willson, Cello, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY


Oberlin Conservatory of Music

John Knox Presbyterian Church (North Olmsted, OH)

Church of the Open Door (Elyria, OH)

top photo courtesy of The American Red Cross