Ruth Palmer joins The Singers
Ruth Palmer has a distinguished career as an ensemble pianist, vocal coach and choral conductor. She spent 15 years as pianist for national and international recitals with Glenda Maurice, mezzo-soprano, and has played for masterclasses of Elly Ameling and Gerard Souzay, among other stars of the world of art song recital. She has served as Associate Conductor/Pianist of the Dale Warland Singers and pianist for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale. She was chosen by national audition to be a pianist for the Rosa Ponselle International vocal competition and was coach and pianist for national winners in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award and Metropolitan Opera Auditions among other noted competitions. Ms. Palmer is Director of Music Ministries at Unity Church-Unitarian in Saint Paul MN where she has both commissioned and premiered distinguished choral works. Unity Singers, a 16-voice chamber choir from Unity Church, was chosen to perform at the 2009 National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.