In January 2018 a group of 14 students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music will spend two weeks of intensive chamber music study in Oberlin before heading to Beaumont, Texas and Puerto Rico to serve the communities affected by the devastating hurricanes. They will bring not only music but willing and able hands to help with whatever is needed. The mission trips are being organized by Credo Music, and led by Credo's Artistic Director Peter Slowik and our Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Shasberger.
January's mission trips follow the successful hurricane-relief benefit concert in September 2017 organized by Credo Music, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Oberlin Conservatory and The Cleveland Institute of Music. Read more about that concert here.
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)
Live Updates from Twitter:
January 15-25 - Chamber music intensive, Outreach concerts with partners including Grafton Correctional Facility, Kendal Retirement Community, Hospice of the Western Reserve, and Murray Ridge Center.
January 25, 6:30pm - Student concert in Kulas Recital Hall at Oberlin Conservatory (77 West College Street). This concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow - please register so we know how many to plan for.
January 26 - February 3 - trips to Beaumont, Texas and Puerto Rico.
top photo courtesy of The American Red Cross