Simply put, the mission is to create transformative experiences in music performance outside the conventional concert hall.
I believe that music is a journey--that's why I go through great effort and often physical peril to present music wherever I go.
Ruth Boden, Cellist, Educator, Hiker
Dedicated cellist, bassist, educator, as well as an avid hiker. Currently she is an Associate Professor of Music at Washington State University where she teaches cello, bass, music theory, and chamber music. She received her formal education at The Cleveland Institute of Music, receiving her Bachelor's and Master's degree in cello performance under the tutelage of Stephen Geber. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in cello performance from the University of Alabama, studying with Carlton McCreery. Ruth also holds a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in law enforcement from Grand Canyon University. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across the Northwest, regularly gives guest recitals and clinics, and is a highly sought after adjudicator. An arduous supporter of new music, Ruth spends much of her time supporting new composers and works through close collaborations and performances.
In her free time, she has spent many summers hiking in the Rockies (a favorite of hers is Longs Peak--successfully hiked 4 times), the Wallawa Mountains, and about 400 miles of the Appalachian Trail including Mt. Katahdin and Mt. Washington. Ruth has been known to bring her cello to each of these locations and climb these mountains only to enjoy the performance and music making at the top...
" thank you for the unexpected experience you allowed us to enjoy "