Ruth Palmer

Ruth Palmer has a distinguished career as pianist, vocal coach and choral conductor. As an advocate of art song recital and pianist for Glenda Maurice, 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 Larson’s, Richard Hundley, Abbie Betinis, Edie Hill; was coach and pianist for national winners in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award, National Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition and Carnegie American Music Competition among others; and has served as Associate Conductor/Pianist of the Dale Warland Singers, pianist for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale, Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorale and The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists. Along with her private vocal coaching studio, Ms. Palmer is Director of Music Ministries at Unity Church-Unitarian, Saint Paul MN where the Unity Singers, a 20-voice chamber choir, were chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association, both in 2009 and the upcoming 2019 convention.