Collection: Sacks, Ruth Meyer

Ruth Meyer Sacks
A native of Dallas, Texas, Ruth Meyer Sacks received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in music composition from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.M. degree in music composition and theory from the Oberlin Conservatory. Her principal composition teachers included George Crumb, Richard Wernick, Jay Reise, Chinary Ung, Ed Miller, Walter Aschaffenburg, and Simon Sargon. In addition, she studied piano with Peter Takács and Alfred Mouledous. Meyer Sacks is the recipient of awards and honors from numerous organizations, including BMI, ASCAP, the New England Reed Trio, and the (former) International League of Women Composers, as well as a MacDowell Colony residency. Her compositions have been performed by a broad range of performers, including the New Music Consort at Weill Recital Hall (at Carnegie Hall), the New England Reed Trio, the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, the South Florida Youth Symphony, pianist Liliana Maffiotte (Barcelona, Spain), double-bass player Bertram Turetzky, guitarist Klondike Steadman, and at the College Music Society’s Thirtieth Annual Meeting. Meyer Sacks composed the musical score for the documentary film produced for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her composition entitled Sunshine City and the Green Demons for woodwind quartet is published by Earnestly Music (of Frank E. Warren Music Service). In addition, cellist Barbara George and pianist Jim James performed and recorded Meyer Sacks’ composition Three Poems for Cello and Piano, which is included on their 2019 CD entitled Femme, Music by Women Composers. Presently, Ruth Meyer Sacks resides in Austin, Texas, where she is active as a free-lance composer, as well as an instructor at the Orpheus Academy of Music. For additional information, please refer to her website: