Violin; Administrative Director, Preparatory Violin Department, received Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from CIM, studying with David Cerone, Koichiro Harada, Erich Eichhorn and Gerald Gelbloom. She also studied at the Cleveland Music School Settlement with Martha Gillespie Shipps, earning a Certificate of Achievement, at the Meadowmount School of Music, and at Tanglewood, where she was a fellowship student. Ms. Ruzicka appears frequently as a recitalist and chamber musician in the Great Lakes area, and undertook a concert tour of Poland in 2005. A noted violin pedagogue, Ms. Ruzicka is a published author in American String Teacher. She is also author of the book Scale Techniques for the Advanced Violinist, pending publication. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda. Ms. Ruzicka performs with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and has served on the faculty of the ENCORE School for Strings. She was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1984.
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