Carol Ruzicka appears frequently as a recitalist and chamber musician in the Great Lakes area, and she is also a published author. A noted violin pedagogue, Ruzicka is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, an American honor society dedicated to furthering music in higher education.
- BM, MM, DMA, Cleveland Institute of Music (with David Cerone, Koichiro Harada, Erich Eichhorn and Gerald Gelbloom)
- Certificate of Achievement, Cleveland Music School Settlement (with Martha Gillespie Shipps)
- Additional studies, Meadowmount School of Music
- Fellowship student, Tanglewood
- Cleveland Institute of Music (1984–present)