Sadie Rucker Voice Accompanist, Lesson Pianist, and Vocal Arts Outreach Program Coordinator
Sadie Rucker joins the MSU College of Music faculty in August 2016. She has been the accompanist and coach for her husband, baritone Mark Rucker, for the past 30 years.
In addition to traveling internationally with her husband, attending rehearsals and performances, she has accompanied him for auditions, competitions and recitals throughout his career.
She has a BA from St. Mary of the Woods College in Music Education (emphasis on voice and piano) and an MME from Drake University where she accompanied students in the Drake vocal department. As a mezzo-soprano, she was a soloist in concerts and operas at Drake and has taught voice privately.
As a Peace Corps volunteer in the West Indies, she taught music in elementary and secondary schools and Teacher’s College. She also taught music in middle school and community college here in the US and was music director for a high school Gilbert and Sullivan troupe.
Mrs. Rucker has been part of the Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Young Artist program Prelude to Performance from its inception in 2005 as publicity director.
She is the accompanist, along with Dr. McLin, on the Kjos recording of "Mark Rucker sings Songs and Arias by Lena McLin."