Emily Ruth provides live violin music for your special event. With an extensive repertoire list that consists of classical, rock, jazz and Irish music, Emily Ruth is happy to tailor her set list to your musical tastes.
Most often Emily works with guitar, however, she is happy to contract a small ensemble of your choosing. Instrument combinations include:
Violin & Guitar
Violin & Cello
Violin, Guitar and Voice
Emily Ruth has experience playing a variety of events including:
Weddings, Parties, Surprise Engagements, Dinner Music and Cocktail Hour.
Price Range: $300 and up, depending on ensemble and travel
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Emily Ruth Special Event Services:
1.) Ceremony Music Package:
Prelude Music: This is music to entertain your guest just before the ceremony, approx 10 min
Processional Music: 1-2 songs for the bridal party and bride
Misc Ceremony Music: 1 song (if applicable) for candle lighting ceremony, ring warming, etc....
Recessional Music: 1 song for bride and bridal party to exit
2.) Cocktail Music:
A mixture of classical and pop tunes for 1 hour
Instrument Combinations, please inquire for pricing:
Violin & Cello
Violin & Guitar
Violin, Voice & Guitar
Emily Ruth has a B.A. in Violin Performance: Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago. While in college, she studied privately with James Sanders, a virtuoso in both classical and jazz violin. Through this intense private study, Emily greatly improved technique and developed her sound.
Emily Ruth performs backup vocals and fiddles with the folk group "Jonas Friddle and the Majority". Emily also tours and fiddles with the Irish Punk Band “The Tossers” in music festivals and large music venues around the US.
In addition to performing, Emily maintains a large teaching studio. She is a violin teacher for the Suzuki program "Music for Youth" in the Arlington Heights and she founded a business called “Mini Maestros”, which provides after school Suzuki Violin lessons in Chicago, IL.
Additional Booking Notes
Require two chairs, preferably without arms
Musicians will not play in direct sunlight. If shady/ covered area cannot be provided, musicians will bring canopy to protect instruments.
Musicians will not play in the rain or during constant drizzle. Please contact for more information about specific outdoor elements. Emily Ruth has played in MANY outdoor venues and is willing to work with you to play your event.
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