Ruth Huber has won acclaim from the Austin Songwriter's Competition and the Kerrville Folk Festival for her lyrical, heartfelt music. Classically trained and eclectically inclined, she has written hundreds of songs and released four recordings. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano from the University of Maryland (1970) and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Texas at Austin (1979). As a founding mother of Tapestry Singers (the Austin Women's Chorus) in 1987, Ruth began directing, arranging and composing choral music, which has since been performed all over the country. Recent commissioned works include Rainbow Bridge for the Rainbow Women's Chorus and GALA choruses, Carry the Spirit On for Tapestry's tenth anniversary, And If (text by James Merrill) for Desert Voices and Rainbow Women/Comin' Home for the Rainbow Women's Chorus . Ruth Huber performs as a soloist, with singer/songwriter Kate McLennan, and with choruses, and she co-directs the Rainbow Women's Chorus with Lynne McLaughlin. Her new solo CD, Spirit of Nurture, produced by the legendary June Millington and featuring a new arrangement of Joan of Arc can be previewed at the Internet Underground Music Archive She lives in San Jose with her partner of 14 years and eight cats.