Harmony in Sequence: Reading Session
with Ruth Dwyer
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Ruth E. Dwyer is the Artistic Director of the Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir. She is an internationally recognized youth and children’s choir specialist and Kodály educator. Mrs. Dwyer has been the guest conductor for the OAKE National Children’s Choir, numerous All-State and Honor Choirs and for MidAmerica Productions Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Youth Festivals. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Philthrusong, Inc. (Philanthropy Through Song) a non-profit organization supporting anti-impaired driving education and traumatic brain injury research through choral performance.
Mrs. Dwyer has been a director with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC) since 1988 and has been the ICC Director of Education in 1996. She is also ICC’s Composer in Residence. She has authored and contributed to several music education textbooks for ICC and Hal Leonard. She is also the editor of the Ruth Dwyer Choral Series at Colla Voce.
Prior to her fulltime position with ICC, Mrs. Dwyer served the State of Indiana for 19 years as a public school music educator. She has recently been awarded the National OAKE Life Time Achievement award, as well as, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Golden Baton, the IMEA Elementary Music Teacher of the Year, the Hoosier Musician, and the IPS Rising Star awards. Mrs. Dwyer is a graduate of Indiana University and is an adjunct professor for Butler University.