The Robert Willoughby Scholarship Fund

There is hardly a person alive who has done more to educate and inspire flutists than Robert Willoughby. During Bob's many years at Oberlin, Peabody, and Longy his teaching, performance, and mentorship have been unsurpassed.

In recognition of his service to the flute world, a scholarship fund has been established in his honor at Oberlin College, where he spent the majority of his career

Help us express our appreciation for what Bob has meant to you and the flute community. This fund supports a talent-based scholarship at Oberlin College to be used at the discretion of the Flute Professor. You can spread out contribtuions over multiple years, and Oberlin can also accept gifts of stock or other investments.

Honor Bob's legacy by making a tax-deductible contribution today.

To Donate:

  • Go to the Oberln College Giving page
  • Fill in your personal information
  • Under "Donation Information", select "Other" as "Designation"
  • In the line below that, "Other Gift Details", enter "Robert Willoughby Flute Scholarship"

Thank you!

Special thanks to Wendy Rolfe, Kathy Jones, Michael Lynn, and Alexa Still for creating this fund in honor of Bob

Questions about the fund? Contact Wendy Rolfe

Karisam Palmore - the 2019 Robert Willoughby Scholarship Fund recipient, won a Fulbright Fellowship! Karisma is on standby waiting for the green light to begin her Fulbright studies on flute in France. Armed with a double degree in flute and romance languages from Oberlin, she is especially interested in how the use of the French language impacts flute pedagogy.
Emily Nixon, '23, is our current recipient and is also a terrific student, player and person, and exactly the type of student that the Robert Willoughby Scholarship Fund is intended for. Emily is from Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to attending Oberlin, studied with Oberlin alumni, Hannah Hammel (now Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony). In addition to her music studies, Emily is studying spanish.

This site maintained by John Willoughby