Hi, I'm Ruth!
I've been working with singers for more than 15 years. Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I love helping my clients unlock their full potential as a vocalist and a performer. Listen to me sing and learn more about my credentials below.
Member, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2009-2017
Member, Boston Chapter of NATS 2009-2017 (Membership Chair 2013-2015)
Professional Teaching License, Music K-12, Massachusetts Department of Education
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, Boston University
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education, Houghton College (studies in voice, piano, and conducting)
Resident Artist, Boston University Opera Institute (post graduate studies) 2011-2012
Young Artist, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, 2011
Young Artist, PORTopera 2006
Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honors Society
An experienced music educator whose childhood in rural Maine was enriched by musical experiences, Ruth is a passionate advocate for the performing arts. Her background includes work as a voice teacher, choral director, musical theater coach, and professional singer. Learn more below.
An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Ruth has taught voice lessons since 2000. With students ranging in age from 6 to 65, Ruth prepares advanced high school singers for college music auditions, teaches undergraduate non-majors who are looking to continue private vocal studies while in college, and helps vocational adults fulfill their dreams of learning to sing. She also works with highly talented and motivated younger students. Her students have frequently been selected for All-State and regional honors choirs, successfully auditioned for high school and college-level select ensembles and community choirs, earned lead roles in local musical theater productions, and joined college music and theater programs such as NYU and Boston University. A skilled pianist, Ruth also brings to the studio a highly-trained voice and a wealth of knowledge from a professional singing career.
From 2014-2016, Ruth worked as youth choral director at Concord Conservatory of Music, where she founded and led the Treble Chorus (grades 3-5) and the Mixed Chorus (Grades 6-8). As choral director at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (2005-2009), Ruth prepared her choirs to perform such choral masterworks as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Schubert’s Mass in G, and Rutter’s Gloria. The LSRHS Chamber Singers ensemble was awarded a gold medal for superior performance at the 2008 MICCA Choral Festival, with an invitation to perform at Boston’s Symphony Hall. In 2009, the LSRHS Mixed Chorus was invited to Carnegie Hall, where they performed Rutter’s Gloria under the direction of composer John Rutter with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. Other choral ensembles under Ruth’s direction have included Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Women’s Chorale, and male/female acappella groups. Ruth has also taught elementary general music and chorus, middle school general music and chorus, group piano, and music theory. Ruth trained in musical literacy pedagogy with John Feierabend and studied conducting with Gail Poch, Ryan Turner, and Jean Reigles.
Ruth has been music director for a number of musical theater productions at both middle and high school levels. Her production credits include Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (ECMS Theatre Troupe), Kiss Me Kate (Lincoln-Sudbury High School LSB Players), Into the Woods (Lincoln-Sudbury High School LSB Players),Tommy (Brookline High School Summer Stage),Guys and Dolls, Jr. (ECMS Theatre Troupe), Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. (Ottoson Middle School), the first annual LSRHS Idol competition, and the first annual Renaissance Madrigal Dinner (LSRHS Chorus). Founder of the children’s interfaith choir for the annual interfaith Thanksgiving service in Sudbury, Ruth has directed children’s church choirs for the First Presbyterian Church of Spokane, WA and the Presybterian Church in Sudbury, MA. As interim music director at Memorial Congregational Church in Sudbury, Ruth served as choir director and organist from January to June 2009.
A classically-trained soprano with an engaging presence on stage, Ruth has been hailed by critics as “simply lovely” and ”particularly stunning”. Equally comfortable performing opera, musical theater, and oratorio, Ruth has been recognized for her versatility as both a singer and actress. To learn more about Ruth's singing career and to watch videos of performances, click here.