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Upcoming Events

  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

  • Pre-Concert Discussion: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Pre-concert Panel Discussion: Reflections on Boulez

    Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago; Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University; and Joshua Smith, principal flute, The Cleveland Orchestra; moderated by Keith Fitch.

  • Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Advocate and Mentor 

    CIM New Music Ensemble
    Keith Fitch, director
    Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
    Joshua Smith, flute

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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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