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Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Report

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Paul and Bernice Noll, alumni of Linfield College (’93 and ’51) gave their collection of over twenty Chinese musical instruments to the Department of Music at Linfield College in 2007. The goal of the Student Faculty Collaborative Research Grant was to take these donated instruments out of storage and then research, identify, and ultimately place them into permanent and accessible showcase housing for all to enjoy. The Noll Chinese Musical Instrument Collection is now available to students, the community, and visitors to Linfield College in a handsome display cabinet inspired and produced by the collaborative work of Professor of Music Dr. Joan Haaland Paddock and artist, co-designer, and scholar, Kelsey Garrett (’15). The cabinet builder was Linfield alumnus Paul W. Paddock (’82). The debut showing of the Noll Chinese Musical Instrument Collection, a permanent exhibition at the Vivian A. Bull Music center, will take place during the Linfield College Student Scholarship Symposium in May 2015.


This research was conducted as part of a Linfield College Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant in 2013-2014, funded by the Office of Academic Affairs.

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