"The Ruud Scholarship gave me an advantage to take my vocal training to a higher level with weekly voice lessons and coachings. In addition to the benefits of small class sizes at Chatham and the personal relationships with my Music Professors and Vocal Coach, being a Ruud Scholar at Chatham offered many performance opportunities and experiences that strengthened my skills as a musician, both academically and professionally."
--Amy E. Burgess, Class of 1998
--Samantha Hatbob, Class of 2003
"As a Minna Kaufmann Ruud Scholar at Chatham University I found my experience to be completely "me" oriented. I was able to perform frequently from the moment I arrived my first year. I had one-on-one voice lessons every week, which included the services of a professional coach-accompanist, with whom I met for an additional hour each week for vocal coaching. These opportunities do not happen at other schools. I was an individual given the attention needed to fully excel."
--Amanda Hughes, Class of 2001