Ruth Hunter is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, where she studied with renowned teacher Eileen Malone. She received the Joseph O'Connor Award for excellence in Latin. Ruth was a first-place winner in the Hartford Symphony and Manchester (CT) Young Artists' Competitions. Her pre-college teachers were Rebecca Flannery, Jude Mollenhauer, and Marie Naugle.
Ms. Hunter has played for programs on CBS television and National Public Radio and appears regularly with the Nittany Valley Symphony, Williamsport Symphony, Susquehanna Valley Chorale Orchestra, Mercersburg Community Chorus Orchestra, and area college orchestras.
She is currently the adjunct harp instructor at Susquehanna University and teaches privately at Penn State and in her home. She lives in McAlisterville with her husband and two children.