Faculty & Staff
Ruth E. Hunter
Music Prep Teacher
Adjunct Faculty Music
Office Location: Cunningham Cma
Ruth Hunter has been a featured harpist for programs on CBS television and National Public Radio. Orchestral performances have been with the Eastman Philharmonic, University of Rochester Orchestra, Altoona Symphony, Mercersburg Community Chorus Orchestra and area college orchestras. Currently she is principal harpist with the Nittany Valley Symphony and Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
Hunter has accompanied vocal recitals and participated in major works for chorus and orchestra in various churches in Pennsylvania and New York City. She recently performed in a concert that featured works by Bob Chilcott, with the composer conducting. In 2008, Hunter was harpist with the Susquehanna University Orchestra in a performance at Carnegie Hall. She has also performed at the Capitol and Whitaker centers in Harrisburg; with the Penn State University Orchestra at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh; The Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, Md.; and this year at Alice Tully Hall. In addition to her classical repertoire, Hunter has performed with the classic rock group Kansas, Celtic Woman, Celtic Thunder, Bernadette Peters and the Irish Tenors.
At the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, Hunter majored in harp and Latin. She was a student of Eileen Malone. At graduation from the University of Rochester, Hunter received the Joseph O’Connor Award for excellence in Latin. An experienced teacher, Hunter motivates students of all ages and ability levels (beginners to college graduates) to perfect practice techniques that lead to admirable performances. Several of her students have matriculated at prestigious music schools and received graduate degrees in harp performance. Hunter is adjunct harp instructor at Susquehanna University, Messiah College and Dickinson College. She also teaches privately at Penn State and in her home studio.
- MUSC-007 String Lesson
- MUSC-008 String Lesson