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.

Name Title Description

MUS-106

Piano Class I

First year piano for students with little or no keyboard knowledge. Early study is devoted to keyboard orientation and functional keyboard skills. Later, the study of the styles and literature of the piano is pursued through standard repertoire.

MUS-111A

Basic Musicianship I: Written

Introduction to music fundamentals, basic principles of voice leading, and harmonic progression through development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-111B

Basic Musicianship I: Aural

Introduction to music fundamentals, basic principles of voice leading, and harmonic progression through development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-111C

Basic Musicianship I: Keyboard

Introduction to music fundamentals, basic principles of voice leading, and harmonic progression through development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-112A

Bsc Musicianship II: Written

Ongoing study of voice leading, diatonic harmony, basic modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-112B

Basic Musicianship II: Aural

Ongoing study of voice leading, diatonic harmony, basic modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-112C

Bsc Musicianship II: Keyboard

Ongoing study of voice leading, diatonic harmony, basic modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-211C

Bsc Musicianship III: Keyboar

Ongoing study of voice leading, chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-212C

Bsc Musicianship IV: Keyboard

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.

Education
Ph.D.
University of California at San Diego
M.M.
Oakland University
B.M.
University of Michigan

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