We are excited to tell you about our newest education clinician, Dr. Ruth Holmes. Her passion for early music and her extensive academic background combine to create the ideal presenter for the Roland C-30 Harpsichord.
For over 35 years, Dr. Holmes has been a part of the music faculty of Lubbock Christian University. During that time she has served as Interim Chair of Communications and Fine Arts, and as President of the Faculty Senate. She has edited Eighteenth Century keyboard music published by Oxford Press and has contributed book reviews to the American Music Teachers Journal.
She has also served as the Chair of Musicology and Early Instruments for Music Teachers National Association, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Texas Music Teachers Association, Chair of Collegiate Affairs for Texas Music Teachers Association, President of the Lubbock Music Teachers Association, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors for Texas Music Teachers Association.
Her commitment to excellence in her chosen profession culminated in 2007 when she was recognized by the Texas Music Teachers Association with the presentation of the Outstanding Collegiate Teaching Achievement Award.
In addition to a busy and committed life as a music teacher, Dr. Holmes has maintained an active role as keyboard performer in addition to recording three solo albums.
Most recently she was a guest lecturer for the Summer Session at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, where she taught general education classes in music appreciation and piano.
Her interest and passion for early music is captured in her presentation “The Harpsichord: A Fresh Voice from the Past.” The evolution of the harpsichord is presented from its earliest days to its “revival” in the twentieth century. Dr. Holmes use of interesting and noted historic musical examples makes the journey both educational and entertaining.
Welcome to Dr. Holmes, and we hope you will have a chance to see and hear her in performance!