Ruth Palmer


Ruth Palmer has a distinguished career as pianist, vocal coach and choral conductor. As pianist for Glenda Maurice, mezzo-soprano, and an advocate of art song recital, she has performed at halls such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, National Gallery of Art along with Orchestra Hall and McKnight Theater in the Twin Cities. She has played for masterclasses of Art Song greats such as Elly Ameling and Gerard Souzay; premiered works of Libby Larsen and Richard Hundley; was coach and pianist for national winners in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award, National Metropolitan Opera Auditions and Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition among others; and has served as Associate Conductor/Pianist of the Dale Warland Singers, pianist for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale and The Singers-MCA. Along with her private coaching studio, Ms. Palmer is Director of Music Ministries at Unity Church-Unitarian in Saint Paul MN where the Unity Singers, a 16-voice chamber choir, was chosen to perform at the 2009 National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.