Ruth Alperson

Teacher Training Department (Dalcroze); Instrumental and Vocal Department (Musicianship)

Ruth Alperson is Dean of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School, in Scarsdale New York, where she directs the Musicianship and Early Childhood Departments, as well as the Dalcroze Teacher Training Program, since 1999. Ruth is on the faculty of The Dalcroze Program at Diller-Quaile, where she teaches Dalcroze Methodology—a graduate level course—and musicianship courses. She was formerly on the faculties of NYU, Manhattan School of Music, and L’Université Laval, in Quebec City, Canada. Dr. Alperson holds a B.A. in Music from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Arts and Humanities from NYU. Ruth has earned the Licentiate from The Dalcroze Teachers Training Course in London, England, and the Diplôme Supérieur from L’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland. She has presented Dalcroze workshops in universities across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central America. Dr. Alperson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bennington Chamber Music Conference.

A-GTrevor Tamashiro