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St. Petersburg / Gibbs, EI 210
Dr. Ruth Northcutt earned her bachelor’s (B.M., summa cum laude) and master’s ( M.M.) degrees at the University of Alabama as a student of Amanda Penick before studying two years in Europe. As an ADK International Educational Grant recipient, she studied for one year at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, “Mozarteum,” in Salzburg, Austria. The following year, as a Rotary International Scholar, she studied with David Wilde at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany. On returning to the United States, she completed her doctoral degree (D.M.A.) in piano performance at the University of Alabama. She made numerous appearances on the award-winning Alabama Public Television Network Series Pianist at Work with host Amanda Penick, as well as performing in masterclasses with Richard Goode, Ruth Slenczynska, Lorin Hollander, Natalie Hinderas, Christopher O’Riley, and Diane Walsh. Prizewinner in the National Federation of Music Clubs Auditions, as well as a winner in the Graduate Division of the AMTA Festival Auditions and the University Symphony Concerto Competition, she was also the recipient of the prestigious Graduate Council Fellowship at the University of Alabama, where she was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary. She has held memberships in Mortar Board, Mu Phi Epsilon Music Service Organization, and the Women’s Honors Program at the University of Alabama.. Dr. Northcutt serves on the Humanities/Fine Arts faculty at St. Petersburg College, where she has taught applied piano, music theory, introduction to music history, introduction to music, and Western humanities.