Harp, Voice and Piano

Maryruth Culver

Maryruth Culver started her musical career as an accompanist, and eventually a cantor, for St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Valley Center, at the young age of 11. This start led her to perform extensively throughout San Diego and the San Diego County, and received recognition from the San Diego Union Tribune and KUSI News as one of San Diego’s upcoming young artists. Maryruth studied music at the at the University of Arizona; she  studied Harp under Dr. Carrol McLaughlin and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009 with Bachelors Degree in Harp Performance. While in Tucson studying harp, Maryruth studied classical voice (under Dr. Tony Antista, and Meray Boustani), Piano (under Dr. Lisa Zdechlik) and Jazz (under Jeff Haskell). For four years Maryruth was featured often as a composer, arranger and vocalist with the world-renowned harp ensemble known as “HarpFusion” and toured extensively with the group. Some of her international tours with “HarpFusion” include the countries of Mexico, Belgium, Holland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Switzerland and Brazil.

She also gave a solo recital in 2009 in Rio de Janeiro. Her commercial work has included regular performances for the Ventana Resort in Tucson AZ, The Westgate Hotel in San Diego and Nordstrom in Escondido CA. Maryruth also worked with various recording artists in the contemporary Christian music genre including Matt Maher, Tom Booth and Tatiana Cameron. Maryruth is an accomplished orchestral performer and has been featured with various ensembles including the University of Arizona Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras and the United States Marine Band.

Maryruth has had the opportunity to teach music to various age groups both in private, and group settings. She was instructor to the intermediate group of jazz harp students at the 2007 Harpe Diem Music Festival (Belgium), and has been an assistant teacher for the “Arizona Harp Experience” summer camp for over four years. She has also served as Musical Director for the Patio Playhouse Youth Theatre, Director of Student Music for the St. Thomas Moore Catholic Newman Center in Tucson Arizona, and Director of Music for St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Poway California. After a brief break from her musical career to discern a religious vocation, Maryruth returned to her career in the North County of San Diego where she resides and continues to perform and teach.

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