2012 Student Fellows

The Rubin Institute student fellows are a group of hand-selected Oberlin students chosen by the Teaching Panel based on their ability to write concert reviews. Leading up to the institute, the aspiring young writers will have worked with a special preparatory team of local journalists and writers while taking the conservatory’s new fall course, Introduction to Music Criticism.

At the end of the weeklong series, one student fellow will be awarded the $10,000 Rubin Prize in Music Criticism for further study in the field of music criticism.  


Charlotte Dutton

Charlotte Dutton '12 Read about Charlotte.
Read Charlotte's "think piece."

Megan Emberton

Megan Emberton. '12 Read about Megan.
Recipient of 2012 Rubin Prize in Music Criticism Honorable Mention
Read Megan's "think piece."
Read Megan's article at ClevelandClassical.com.

Meghan Farnsworth

Meghan Farnsworth '12 Read about Meghan.
Read Meghan's "think piece."

Mandy Hogan

Mandy Hogan '13 Read about Mandy.
Read Mandy's "think piece."
Read Mandy's article at ClevelandClassical.com.

Gabe Kanengiser

Gabe Kanengiser '14 Read about Gabe.
Read Gabe's "think piece."

Susan Lee

Susan Lee '12 Read about Susan.
Read Susan's "think piece."

Chad Putka

Chad Putka '12 Read about Chad.
Read Chad's "think piece."

Sam Rosenberg

Sam Rosenberg '13 Read about Sam.
Read Sam's "think piece."

Jacob Street

Jacob Street '12 Read about Jacob.
Recipient of 2012 Rubin Prize in Music Criticism
Read Jake's "think piece."
Read Jake's reflection on SymphonyNOW.

Matthew Young

Matthew Young. Read about Matthew.
Read Matt's "think piece."