Prof. Ruth Yerden

Ruth Yerden
Prof. Ruth Yerden B.A., Music Education, M.M., Organ Performance
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B.A., Music Education- Anderson University; M.M., Organ Performance- University of Oregon

I was born into a minister’s home with much exposure to music. I developed my musical skills through childhood and adolescence.

I received a B.A. in Music Education from Anderson College, and an M.M. in Organ Performance at the University of Oregon. I continue to grow through instructional workshops and seminars at Portland State University.

I have taught elementary music in three schools. On the college level I have taught at Azusa Pacific University and Bethany Bible College and am currently teaching at Multnomah University and Warner Pacific College. She served as concert choir and chorale accompanist at Chico State University.

I am a commissioned minister in the Church of God in the area of music and am currently on staff with my husband Frank at Rockwood Church of God as Worship Leaders. In the summer, I tour with my sister in a duo/piano team across the United States. I am also the staff accompanist at Warner Pacific College and perform and adjudicate at various events in the area. Along with Dr. Dennis Plies on marimba, I also perform regularly as part of the Tabor Duo.

My husband and I have three married daughters and six grandchildren.