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Ruth E. Kennedy

How would you like to rediscover the Joy in your Performing Craft?

To once again feel the exhilaration of stepping onstage to sing, play or recite at the Opera House, on Broadway or at the Theatre.

Pure Avant-Garde was created as a tool to help artists like you keep the artistic fires burning.

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Ms. Kennedy recently performed in “Opera Made Easy II: Return of the Diva” in Beaver, PA. In the spring of 2009 she performed in “A Celebration of Spring” at the Estonia House in New York City. In 2009 she performed in “An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan” at the Gilbert and Sullivan Foundation in New York City. In 2008, she appeared as the Announcer, in NYU Production of “Gallantry” and as a Cantadine, in “The Gondoliers.” During the summer 2007 she was a participant of Discoveryland! in Tulsa, OK, where she performed as a Chorus Member/Aunt Eller understudy in “Oklahoma” and as Mrs. Perkins in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. Ms. Kennedy was privileged to spend the summer of 2006 as a participant of AIMS in Graz, Austria. Ms. Kennedy holds a Masters of Music in Performance from New York University, a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Oral Roberts University and Minor in Drama.

She has recently completed a TESOL Certificate and is currently working on a Creativity Coaching Certificate as well at a Travel Agent Certification. She would like to thank her Savior Jesus Christ for the blessing that He has poured out on her life!!

Performance Resume

Professional Education

M.M., Classical Vocal Performance, New York University ‘09

B.A., Vocal Performance, Oral Roberts University ‘07

Minor in Drama, Oral Roberts University ’07

Opera/Musical Theater

Announcer Gallantry - New York University’ 08

Contadina The Gondoliers - New York University ‘08

Aunt Eller(Cover) Oklahoma - Discoveryland! ’07

Ms. Perkins Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Discoveryland! ‘07

Townswoman Down in the Valley - Oral Roberts University ‘06

Marybell The Quilters - Oral Roberts University ‘05


Opera Made Easy II: Return of the Diva - First Pres. Beaver, PA ‘10

A Celebration of Spring - Estonia House, New York City ‘09

An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan Foundation -  NYC ‘09

Taste of Russia - American Institute of Musical Studies, Austria ‘06

Abendmusik im Stadtmuseum - AIMS, Graz, Austria ‘06

Konzertreihe der AIMS Artists - AIMS, Graz, Austria ‘06

Production Experience

Assistant Stage Manager: The Boys from Syracuse - New York University ‘07

Director: Overtones - Oral Roberts University ‘06

Assistant Director: Down in the Valley - Oral Roberts University ‘06

Musical Director: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - Oral Roberts University ‘05

Assistant Director: Sunday Excursion - Oral Roberts University ‘04

Costumes: Charley’s Aunt - Oral Roberts University ‘04

Sets: Death of a Salesman - Oral Roberts University ‘03

Voice Teachers

Sari Gruber

Rosa Vento

Dr. Linda Larson

Richard Sutliff

Dr. Lori McCann


James Lesniak      

Ji Young-Lee

Dr. Jocelyn Dueck

Meg Bussert

Dr. Grant Wenaus

Darryl Cooper


Eric Einhorn

Bill Wesbrooks

Dale Dreyoos


Dr. Brian Gill

Dr. Grant Wenuas

Dr. Ron Wheeler

Master Classes

Gabrielle Lechner

Cynthia Munzer