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Dr. John Rutland | Orchestra Director, Violin and Viola (Strings Area Coordinator)


Dr. John Rutland
Associate Professor/Strings Area Coordinator
University Symphony Director/Violin and Viola
Location/Building: Utt 203
(660) 543-4046


Dr. John Rutland teaches violin, viola, and conducts the University Symphony Orchestra. He received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of North Texas. He completed a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in violin performance from the University of North Texas, 2005.

Dr. Rutland has performed with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, and Garland Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony, Orlando Opera, Brevard Symphony, and Florida Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Rutland currently serves as Concertmaster of the Lee’s Summit Symphony.

Dr. Rutland has been highly active in the performance of twentieth-century music. He has performed George Crumb's Black Angels for Electric String Quartet throughout Arkansas and Texas and has performed Stravinsky's masterpiece L'histoire du Soldat. His teachers include Routa Kroumovitch (a student of David Oistrakh) and Philip Lewis (a student of Berl Senofsky).

He was a Liberace Scholar at the University of North Texas and a Presser Scholar at Stetson University.

Dr. Rutland has conducted numerous district youth orchestras in Missouri and Arkansas in addition to several guest conducting appearances with the Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra.



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