Student Rothrock

Student-Supported Rothrock Residencies

Do you have an artist or group that you’ve always wanted to work with? A Dancer, musician, filmmaker, actor, choreographer, playwright, arts administrator or technician, to name a few examples?

Do you want to be part of a larger conversation about the arts at Middlebury and expose your peers to someone amazing?

Now is your chance to bring artists to campus!*

Here are examples of previous residencies>>

The Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts, established in 2011, supports opportunities that broaden the scope of Middlebury students’ experience in the performing arts.  The fund provides a pool of dollars for students to bring one artist/ensemble/company to campus* for student-oriented residency activities.

*Note: For the 2022–2023 academic year, live or remote/virtual residency proposals will be accepted. 

Student-Supported Rothrock Residency (SSRR) proposals are generally due in mid-November (to present the artist the same academic year), and any Middlebury student may apply.

PASS Scholars get first notice to apply, and ultimately vote on the winning student proposal. It is free for students to join PASS, so consider joining and have a greater voice in the process!

To apply, please submit your proposal via this google form>>
Remember the deadline is Monday, December 5, 2022.

This opportunity is made possible through the generosity of the Rothrock Family–whose son Nathaniel ’12, was active in Theatre and Music–to ensure students have access to the visiting artists who bring their talents to our campus through the Performing Arts Series and our various arts programs.

Questions can be directed to or you can ask our PAS intern Marco Motroni ’25.

Examples of previous SSRR winning projects include:

Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof
February 19-26, 2017
Proposing students: Andrew Pester ’17 and Mandy Kimm ’17

Israeli artists Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof have done extraordinary work in the fields of dance, visual art, electronic music, and film, and spent their week-long Middlebury residency leading Gaga and Repertory workshops, Gaga People master classes, an Electronic Music class lecture, plus a closing lecture/demonstration. The artists also shared their perspectives on living and working as artists in Israel.

Rotimi Agbabiaka (theatre)
March 14-16, 2017
Proposing student: Akhila Khanna ’17

Rotimi Agbabiaka offered a theatre master class entitled “Techniques of Telling your own Story” and performed his self-written, one-man show ‘Type/Caste’—tracing his own struggles of being a Nigerian, queer man pursuing an acting career in the US.

Photo credits: Middlebury students pictured with the following artists (from top to bottom of post) CRASH ARTS (2015), Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof (2017), and Rotimi Agbabiaka (2017).