Private Instructor, double bass
Laura Ruas holds Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from Juilliard where she was a student of the esteemed bass pedagogue, Homer Mensch.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
Since arriving in Baltimore, Laura has become one of the region's most sought after Double Bassists. She is currently Principal bass of Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. She was a member of the former Baltimore Opera Orchestra and the Martha Graham Dance company orchestra in NYC and has regularly performed with many groups in the Baltimore/Washington DC area..
As a member of the New World Symphony, Laura had the privilege of working with such esteemed conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Neemi Jarvi, Leonard Bernstein, James Conlon and John Eliot Gardner. She also toured South America, France, China, Japan and Hong Kong with the Symphony. Laura has also been Principal Bass of the Palm Beach Opera and a regularly engaged musician with the Florida Philharmonic.
In addition to being a faculty member at Goucher College, Laura serves as Double Bass instructor at Baltimore School for the Arts, one of the top ten public high schools in the state of Maryland.