Violinist Ruth Stroud received degrees in violin performance from Oberlin (Bachelor’s) and Boston University (Master’s). She spent her junior year of college studying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Her teachers were Roman Totenberg, Louis Krasner, David Cerone, and John Dalley. She won summer fellowships at Harvard University in contemporary music performance (concertmaster), Tanglewood Music Festival (three summers), and SUNY Binghamton with the Guarneri String Quartet. Ruth has performed as first violinist with the Columbus Symphony for fifteen years and first violinist with the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra for more than twenty years. Ruth can be heard with Pro Musica on eleven CDs. She has given many solo and chamber music recitals in the Columbus area, including as first violin in the Pro Musica String Quartet. Past recital venues include the Columbus Museum of Art, the Ohio Historical Society, Ohio State University, and Capital University. Ruth is an active freelance performer and member of the Silverwood Trio (flute, violin, and cello), which performs for weddings, receptions, and corporate events under the management of D and M DJ Entertainment. Ruth maintains a private violin and cello studio and teaches mixed string classes for the Columbus Schools.