Lecturer, Music Theory Keyboard
Daniel Music Building, Office Suite 1A
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego
M.M., Oakland University
B.M., University of Michigan
Ruth Neville brings a wealth of experience as a performer and interpreter to the works of today's generation of composers. Committed to exploring alternative directions in keyboard music and comfortable in the worlds of technology-enhanced and traditional literature for piano, Neville offers a broad spectrum of concert music. Described by the Greenville News as "a deft, sensitive chamber music player whose idiomatic playing is remarkable for color and control," her chamber music activities have included residencies at the Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt and the Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf. Neville joins her husband, Daniel Koppelman, to form duo runedako. Together, they have presented innovative programs throughout the United States and in France, Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Ukraine. In addition to their duo compact disc and recent release on Innova Records featuring the music of Ben Broening, Neville has recorded for CRI, New World Records, Celestial Harmonies, and Neuma Records.
I believe that as teachers we act as role models in every manner of our behavior. Fairness, understanding, patience and kindness are in evidence with each exchange. As teachers, we help determine what role music will play in the lives of our students. Accordingly, the acquisition of knowledge, enthusiasm for subject matter, discipline, responsibility, self-improvement, communication and poise are essential in this pursuit as in all other walks of life.
MUS-111 Basic Musicianship: Written, Aural, Keyboard
MUS-112 Basic Musicianship: Written, Aural, Keyboard
MUS-211 Basic Musicianship: Keyboard
MUS-212 Basic Musicianship: Keyboard