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Ruby Fulton

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Deadlock, Boulder Philharmonic (excerpt) by rubyfulton

Deadlock, Boulder Philharmonic (excerpt) by rubyfulton

Ruby Fulton

Composer and musician Ruby Fulton uses experimental music to investigate popular culture, political issues, and altered mental states. Fulton is a multi-instrumentalist, performing on and writing for violin, flugelhorn, and keys. Much of her work falls into the category of concert music, written for ensembles ranging from duos and trios to full orchestras, choirs, and wind ensembles. Fulton also writes music that she performs herself, using loops and samples to become a one-person orchestra.

In addition to composing, Fulton works as co-artistic director of the experimental vocal collective Rhymes With Opera, a 5-piece vocal/composer ensemble now in their seventh season. She also performs in a variety of Baltimore bands, and teaches music at the Waldorf School of Baltimore, Baltimore School of Rock, and privately. She holds a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory, with additional degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Boston University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate composition and music theory at the Shenandoah Conservatory, the Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, and Towson University.

She holds a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory, with additional degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Boston University.