Ruth Wyand

Ruth Wyand, from Kill Devil Hills, NC, is a musician, educator and music historian. Wyand holds a degree in music theory and composition and has studied jazz guitar with the Philadelphia Jazz Ensemble. Through her extensive knowledge of blues and jazz guitar and her love of American music history, Wyand has created several interdisciplinary presentations in the style of a performance documentary. These presentations incorporate live music, lecture, historical photographs and film footage to create a comprehensive music history program. Wyand has toured these shows throughout the United States, Europe and New Zealand, and the Middle East performing in colleges, universities, theaters, community centers, libraries and blues and jazz clubs.

In 2010 Wyand received a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait’s Cultural Exchange Program to present her program “A Journey Down an American Music Highway” and to lecture on American music history. In 2012 and 2014 Wyand toured her performance documentaries in New Zealand and was invited to be a part of the Garden State Film Festival’s Documentary series in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Contact (Home): 
252-441-4612
Scholar Location: 
Kill Devil Hills
Travel Regions: 
Statewide

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