Ruth Golden

Prior to joining the faculty at MSM, Ruth Golden taught at the Academy of Vocal Arts (Philadelphia), LIU Post, and the Bard College College Conservatory Graduate Program.

Miss Golden has also served on the faculties of the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) and the Bard College Conservatory program under the direction of Dawn Upshaw. As a guest master teacher, Miss Golden has worked with young singers at the Glimmerglass Opera, the Julliard School, Songfest, North Carolina School for the Arts, the Chautauqua Institution, the University of Southern California, Eeh Wah University in Seoul, and the University of California.

Ruth Golden’s students have gone on to perform with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Glimmerglass Opera, the Spoletto Festival, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Santa Fe Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, the Chautauqua Opera, Savolinna Festival, Royal Swedish Opera, Theatre am Rhein, Opera Dortmund, Teatro di Bologna, Theatre de Monnaie, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera, among others.

Under the direction of Beverly Sills, Miss Golden appeared at the New York City Opera as Mimi in La Bohème, Marguerite in Faust, both Pamina and First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and a variety of operetta heroines in The Student Prince, The Mikado, and The Merry Widow. In addition to Live From Lincoln Center, Miss Golden appeared in New York at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, and Merkin Concert Hall. Miss Golden’s concert engagements included appearances at the Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Music Center, the Ravinia Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

In addition to her national appearances (including 35 of 50 U.S. states), Miss Golden appeared with the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, Orchestra Pasdeloup in Paris, Chartres, and Rheims; the Prague Philharmonic in Prague, and the Orchestra Royale of Madrid in both Madrid and Lisbon. An alumna of the University of Southern California, Miss Golden appeared with Marilyn Horne and Martin Katz for the Koldofsky Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert.

Miss Golden’s discography, originally recorded for Koch International Classics, includes works by Delius, Warlock, Vaughan-Williams, Rodrigo, and Samuel Barber. The Warlock and Barber recordings have been re-released on EMI.

Miss Golden received the Van Lawrence Fellowship Award from the Voice Foundation, and serves as a member of the panel of judges for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is one of ten teachers featured in Robin Rice's forthcoming book Great Teachers on Great Singing.