Name: Dr. Ruthanne Schempf
Title: Adjunct Lecturer of Music History, Music Theory, Piano Instruction and Piano Pedagogy
Office Location: Student Center 147
Extension: (845) 575-3242
Email: Ruthanne.Schempf@Marist.edu
Degrees Held: Doctor of Musical Arts in piano - Manhattan School of Music
Master of Musical Arts - Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Arts - Michigan State University

Bio: Pianist Ruthanne Schempf holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in piano from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Marc Silverman. She earned her Master's Degree from the same school, studying under Robert Goldsand and Constance Keene. She earned her Bachelor's Degree at Michigan State University, where her teacher was the 1962 Van Cliburn Competition winner, Ralph Votapek. Since 1984, Dr. Schempf has been the pianist for the West Point Glee Club, with whom she tours extensively. She is on the faculties of Marist College in Poughkeepsie and the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she teaches music history, theory, and piano. Fond of gardening and skiing, Dr. Schempf usually devotes all her spare time to playing solo and chamber music and to drinking coffee.