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Dr. Paul Bellam Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Paul Bellam Memorial Scholarship was fully funded in 2011 by Bruce Bailey and Mariel Bailey ’72 to celebrate classical music and provide an incentive and a reward for the concert master or mistress of the Lewis & Clark orchestra.

Dr. Bellam lived in Portland, Oregon, from 1966 to 1987 where he taught in Lewis & Clark’s music program, conducted the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and played with the Oregon Symphony. Called a “perfectionist and taskmaster,” Dr. Bellam played the violin and viola. He died in 2003.

Mariel studied with Dr. Bellam as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark. Mariel went on to play for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and currently holds the position of Section First Violinist. Her husband, Bruce, plays for the same orchestra. Mariel and Bruce enjoy the outdoors, collecting musical scores, and spending time with their dog.

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