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About the Instructor

Ruth earned her BMus degree in music education from the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University of Wisconsin.  She went on to receive a MMus in violin performance, and has completed all coursework and recitals for a DMA in violin performance.  As a graduate student, she attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  She studied with Tiberius Klausner and was a recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship.  Ruth was a winner of the UMKC Concerto-Aria Competition and performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto as soloist with the orchestra.

Ruth has played in the Grand Rapids (MI) Symphony Orchestra, St Joseph Symphony, Manitowoc Symphony, Lenexa Community Orchestra, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and is currently a member of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra.  She was 1st violinist with the Ford Foundation String Quartet.  She has performed extensively as a soloist, including a 2001 performance with Tiberius Klausner and Richard Cass on the Jubilate Concert Series presented by Atonement Lutheran Church.  She has taught college level students at Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Ruth is a member of these professional organizations: ASTA, SAA, HASA, NFMC.