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Ruth Hunter
Music Prep Teacher
Adjunct Faculty Music

Phone: 570-372-4281
Email: hunterruth@susqu.edu
Office Location: Cunningham Cma

Hunter is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, where she studied with renowned teacher Eileen Malone. She received the Joseph O’Connor Award, given to women who demonstrate excellence in literature or language. She was a first-place winner in the Hartford Symphony and Manchester (Conn.) Young Artists’ Competition. As a young harpist she studied with Rebecca Flannery, Hartt School of Music; Jude Mollenhauer, Philadelphia; and Marie Naugle, Harrisburg.

Hunter has played for programs on CBS television and National Public Radio, and has appeared with the Nittany Valley Symphony, Williamsport Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Susquehanna Valley Chorale Orchestra, Mercersburg Community Chorus Orchestra and area college orchestras.

Hunter and her mother, Ellen Hunt, a professional organist, perform as a duo. They have played concerts in central Pennsylvania and in many churches on the East Coast. In 2000, they premiered a work by David Patterson, professor of music at University of Massachusetts, Boston. Hunter is an adjunct harp instructor at Susquehanna University, and teaches privately at Penn State and in her home. As a freelance harpist, she performs at restaurants, parties, weddings and other special events. She lives in McAlisterville with her husband and two children.


  • MUSC-007 String Lesson
  • MUSC-008 String Lesson

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