Ruth E. Dwyer, Conductor

Ruth E. Dwyer is internationally recognized as a treble youth and children’s choir specialist and Kodály educator.  She has been the guest conductor for the OAKE National Children’s Choir, numerous ACDA All-State Choirs and Honor Choirs. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Hoosier Hills Choral Festival in Southern Indiana and (Philanthropy Through Song) choral festivals supporting anti-drunk driving education.


Mrs. Dwyer has been a conductor and Director of Education with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir for 29 years.  She is also the Artistic Director of the Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir, a co-operative effort of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.  Her ensembles have performed for the Indiana Music Educators Association, the AOSA National Conference, Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, across the USA and throughout Spain and Central Europe.


Mrs. Dwyer served the State of Indiana for 19 years as a public school music educator.  She has received the IMEA Elementary Music Teacher of the Year, the Hoosier Musician award and the IPS Rising Star award.  She is an accomplished choral composer, arranger and editor of the Ruth Dwyer Choral Series with Colla Voce.  Mrs. Dwyer teaches at Butler University and also works as a studio conductor for The Choristers Guild.

Mrs. Dwyer is excited to return to Carnegie Hall with MidAmerica Productions.