Music of the Cumberlands
Cumberland County Community Band
Ruth Ann Tuten
Assistant Conductor Ruth Ann Tuten moved to Crossville in March of 2017 and joined the band’s clarinet section shortly thereafter. Ruth Ann received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduation, she taught instrumental music in Grades 6 through 12 for Allendale County Schools, Allendale South Carolina. Ruth Ann’s next teaching assignment was in Greenwood, South Carolina in grades 7 through 9. Mrs. Tuten was a member of the South Carolina Music Educators Association, the South Carolina Band Directors Association and served on multiple committees including the Solo and Ensemble Festival.
After teaching, Mrs. Tuten worked in the Zoning Office for the County of Lexington, South Carolina. She then received an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina and was employed by Computer Sciences Corporation until retirement.
Prior to moving to Crossville, Mrs. Tuten was a member of the Columbia Community Concert Band in Columbia, South Carolina. She served a term as President of this organization. She was served as Assistant Conductor for several years prior to moving to Crossville.
Ruth Ann is a native of Allendale, SC and retired to Crossville five years ago with her husband of six years, Mike. She is currently a member and Vice-President of the Plateau Women’s Chorus, a member of the Enchanted Woods clarinet ensemble and Crossville First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir. Her other hobbies include golf, singing, playing piano and travelling with a goal to visit all of our country’s National Parks.