Sebastian Ruth, 250th Anniversary Professor of the Practice, 2016-18
Sebastian Ruth is a professional musician and educator committed to exploring connections between the arts and social change. A graduate of Brown University, he is the founder and artistic director of Community MusicWorks (CMW), a nationally-recognized organization that connects professional musicians with urban youth and families in Providence, RI. In 2010, CMW received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, and Ruth received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. In 2012, he received an honorary doctorate from Brown University, and was named by Strings Magazine as among the 25 most influential people in the string music world. Ruth serves as a BAI professor of the practice in music for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. For information about CMW, visit here.