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Carol Ruffin

School: College of Arts and Sciences|Department of Humanities|Department of Music

Rank:  Associate Professor

Credentials

  • MFA Music and Speech, Bob Jones University
  • BA Sacred Music, Maranatha Baptist University

Mrs. Ruffin is married to John A. Ruffin IV. She enjoys composing music, writing plays, singing and acting in community theatre productions, gourmet cooking, sewing, and creating pressed flower art. She plays viola with the Watertown Area Chamber Orchestra, is president of the Euterpe Music Club, and is a board member of the Watertown Cable TV station. Carol and her husband are members of Fellowship Baptist Church in Watertown, where she serves as Music Director.

Carol has taught music and speech at Maranatha since 1985, also having taught these subjects from January 1976 through June 1977. She was on the Speech and Music Faculty at Pensacola Christian College (1977-1980). She was Music Reference Librarian from 1980-1981, and worked in Christian Broadcasting from 1981-1985. She has had several of her musical and literature compositions published through SoundForth, Bob Jones University Press, and a personal recording. While at Maranatha, Carol has directed many plays and musicals, including The Pirates of Penzance, The Sound of Music, The Music Man, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Seven Keys to Baldpate among others. She also participates in Maranatha’s tri-yearly production of Handel’s Messiah as mezzo-soprano or alto soloist.

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