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Ruth S. White, American publisher. Certified secondary and junior college teacher, California. Recipient first prize for composition, National Society Arts and Letters, Los Angeles, 1951, first prize for film score Atlanta Film Festival, 1971, Parents Choice Award for Excellence in Childrens Recording, 1983, Notable Recording award American Library Association, 1983; Huntington Hartford Foundation fellow, Los Angeles, 1965.


White, Ruth S. was born on September 1, 1925 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Leon H. and Rose (Stevenson) White.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano and Music Composition, Carnegie Mellon University, 1948. Master of Fine Arts in Piano and Music Composition, Carnegie Mellon University, 1949.


Supervisor, University of California at Los Angeles Demonstration School, Los Angeles, 1951-1959;president, Rhythms Prodns., Los Angeles, since 1955;vice president, Cheviot Corporation, Los Angeles, 1961-1979;president, Cheviot Corporation, Los Angeles, since 1979. Guest lecturer various Los Angeles Colls., since 1958.


  • Certified secondary and junior college teacher, California.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous texts. Composer classical, electronic music, over 80 children's albums. Also music for dance, film scores and television.

      Permanent exhibitions include Ruth White Electronic Music Studio at the Fiske Museum of Musical Instruments Bridges Performing Arts Center, Claremont, California, since 1988.


Member American Society of Composers, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (trustee 1972-1976, board governors 1971-1978, vice president 1975-1977), American Federation Musicians, National Association American Composers, American Women Composers, Inc., International Congress Women Composers, International Association Educational Dealers and Suppliers, Music Eductors National Conference, Audio Engineering Society, National School Suppliers and Equipment Association, Public's Marketing Association, Musicians Union, Sigma Alpha Iota.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: rafting, camping, hiking.


Leon H. White

Rose (Stevenson) White