Areas of Expertise: Harp
Ruth Hunter is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, where she studied harp with Eileen Malone. At graduation she received the Joseph O’Connor Award for excellence in Latin. Ruth was a first place winner in the Hartford Symphony and Manchester (CT) Young Artists’ Competitions. Other harp teachers included Rebecca Flannery (Hartford, CT), Jude Mollenhauer (Philadelphia), and Marie Naugle (Harrisburg).
Ms. Hunter has played for programs on CBS television and National Public Radio and appears regularly with the Williamsport Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Nittany Valley Symphony, and area college orchestras. Her solo repertoire ranges from the classics to the contemporary. She is a popular harpist for weddings, receptions, and special events. Ruth has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Kimmel Center, Heinz Hall, and the Music Center at Strathmore.
Ruth Hunter is adjunct harp instructor at Dickinson College, Susquehanna University, Penn State, Lycoming College, and teaches privately in her home. She teaches students of all ages – young (and adult) beginners to college graduate students.