Division: Vocal Performance
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Ruth has enjoyed singing numerous operatic and music theater roles and from Queens to Wardrobes and concertizes regularly having sung 57 sung concerts in venues across the nation. Of one performance the New York Daily News reported she sang with “soaring dramatic authority.” In addition to founding the Ruth Ellis Vocal Academy in 2000, she taught voice at Snow College for five years, currently enjoys teaching voice at BYU, and has been guest teacher/presenter at many other schools and universities across the country. Ruth is currently serving as Governor of the NATS Cal Western Region and sits on the National Board. Dr. Ellis earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Manhattan School of Music and studied and performed in New York for fourteen years. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Utah in April of 2016 and completed the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute training at Shenandoah Conservatory in 2017. Ruth and her husband of 32 years are the proud parents of six children.