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Nellie Tholen Scholarship

Considered the “doyenne of Portland piano teachers,” Nellie Tholen made music performance and listening more accessible to a greater number of people. She was the founder of The Nellie Tholen Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to support music performance and education throughout Oregon. She also served as a professor of music and piano at Lewis & Clark and trained many world-renowned pianists. She passed away in 1998. The Nellie Tholen Scholarship is awarded to students studying piano.

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