for RUTH HANKE,
EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL
1999-2004 Degree - Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction from the Teaching & Leadership Department of The University of Kansas: Lawrence, Kansas.
(Research on "Time to Teach" using quantitative and the
Delphi technique for analysis.) Minor in Music - Dr. John
Stephen's Chairman of Vocal Department.
2000 Experience - Attended and performed
in an intensive study of vocal technique as applied to the literature for active
singers the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program of the Juilliard School of Music: Chianti, Italy.
(The session was by audition only and consisted of repertoire from Italy, Germany, and
France: the mornings were dedicated to repertoire from a specific country
in the form of arias and art songs there was one morning session
dedicated to Jazz taught by Robert Kopelson of the Juilliard School of
Music; in the afternoons private lessons with vocal professors - Giovanni Reggioli
(Assistant Director for the Met and vocal coach on Italian Arias) - Robert Kopelson
(Accompanist at Juilliard and a teacher of American Art Song) - Janice Harper-Smith
(Graduate of Juilliard, Assistant Director for the Daniel Ferro
Program and a Vocal Coach for Robert Smith)- Patrick Visseq (from Paris France
a French Chanson and Arias specialist and an accompanist) - Jan Philip Schulze (German
Lieder specialist and an accompanist) - Italian diction classes with Alessandra
the evenings consisted of live concerts performed by the students
throughout the Tuscan region.)
1996 Certification - Advanced Teen Training and Counseling Certification from the University of Missouri: St. Louis, Missouri.
( In lieu of Parents As Teachers.)
- Child Development Certification from the University of Missouri: St. Louis, Missouri.
(In lieu of Parents As Teachers.)
1995 Certification - Denver II Certification from the Parsons Hospital: Parsons, Kansas.
(In lieu of Parents As Teachers.)
1994 Certification - Parents As Teachers Certification from the University of Missouri: St. Louis, Missouri.
1988-1990 Degree - Master of Music from Pittsburg State University: Pittsburg, Kansas.
(Vocal instructor Margaret Theunemann.)
1976-1980 Degree - Bachelor of Science in Music from Southwest Baptist University: Bolivar, Missouri.
(Dean Dr. Duncan Couch.)
Presently- Consultant, Web Designer, Book Keeping/Accounting, Vocalist, Accompanist, Vocal Instructor, and Piano Instructor.
1992-Present AX&P Inc.: Independence, Kansas (Manage all
accounting and keep oil/gas production records. Manage website
Atikokan Energy, LTD: Austin, Texas (Treasurer, Book Keeper)
Consolidated Gas & Energy, Inc.: Los Angeles, California (Keep
oil/gas production records and accounting.)
Criteria Petroleum, Corporation: Neodesha, Kansas. (Treasurer)
(Internet sites, spreadsheets, long and short-term analyses,
charting, database, accounting, and book keeping.)
Prelude Management - Troubleshooting, Vocal and Piano
Valley Candleworks: E-Commerce site
2002-2003 Fine Arts Department Chair for Independence Community College: Independence, Kansas.
2000-2003 Vocal and Choral Instructor for Independence Community College: Independence, Kansas.
2000 Cobalt Boats: Neodesha, Kansas. (Consultant and web builder for instructional
manual. Ten years tax abatement. Grants for Industries in Kansas. Proposals written on job turnover, environment emissions for new boat, and large truck licensing for 50 states and two Canadian Provinces.)
1989-2000 Vocal Adjunct Faculty for Independence Community College: Independence, Kansas
1999 Choral Instructor 7-12 and K for USD 461: Neodesha, Kansas. (Consultant filling in for an emergency situation.)
1993-1998 Substitute Teacher K-12 for USD 447: Cherryvale, Kansas and USD 461: Neodesha, Kansas. (Granted emergency certification.)
1994-1998 Parent As Teacher Educator: Greenbush, Kansas.
1991-1992 Executive Secretary in Credit Card Securities Commerce Bank: Kansas City, Missouri.
1988 Choral and Vocal Instructor at Independence Community College: Independence, Kansas. (Fall semester filling in for an emergency situation.)
1983-1990 Choral Director (Radio Broadcast, five choirs,
orchestra, traditional services.) First Baptist Church: Independence, Kansas.
1981-1982 Spanish Teacher 7-12: Stockton, Missouri.
Phil Lowell, Ph D - Chairman of the Board for Atikokan
Energy (One of the companies I am responsible for all accounting
records, title Treasurer.): 504 Ladin Lane, Lakeway, Texas
78734 . 512/608-9882
Phil McKnight, Ph D - Teaching and Leadership Department at the University of
Kansas (Dr. McKnight was the Chairman of the Department when I was
working on my Ph D very supportive of the art's and religious
studies.): Joseph R. Pearson Hall. 1122 West Campus Road, Room 408. Lawrence, KS 66045-3101. 785/864-9679
Michelle Hollenbeck - Principal
at USD 261: 1900 W. 55th St. South, Wichita, Kansas 67217.
Mary Ann Williams - Graduate Student Records Coordinator School of Education of the University of Kansas. Joseph R. Pearson Hall. 1122 West Campus Road, Room 217. Lawrence, KS 66045-3101. 785/864-4510.
- Grew up in a Spanish-speaking home.
Husband speaks Spanish.
1962-1973 Italian - Lived in Milan, Italy. Went to an Italian
public school K-2 grades. Attended the
School of Milan 3-8 grades.
Honors and Awards
2004/2002/2001 Only woman in the history of Kansas to sing for the Kansas House of
Representatives - The Lord's Prayer
2003-Present International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education Pi Lambda Theta
through Stanford University.
1990-Present Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
- through Pittsburg State University.
1990 The Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Association Recognized Excellence of Teaching
through Pittsburg State University.
Web Sites Researched
and Programmed by Ruth
Consolidated Gas & Energy
Frank Miller - Newsletters, questionnaires and donation link.
Doctor Block, MD Internal Medicine: Managed his website with
broadcasts, weekly newsletter, and seasonal updates.
Valley Candleworks -
Carmen, Fiona in Brigadoon, The Main Old Maid
in Old Maid and a Thief, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Elijah, (under the direction of Leonard Slatkin) Soprano in
Alto in Messiah. Over 65 art songs repertoire in English,
Italian, French, and German. Over 20 jazz pieces mostly music
from 30's and 40's.
Choral Mixed Chorus, Madrigal Singers, Show Choir (which I
choreographed), Musicals - Sound of Music, Little Mary
Sunshine, Annie, Honk Jr. and many church cantatas with set
building, live animals, and costuming.
Oil on Canvas - Title of pieces: New Beginning, Unnecessary Rain, The
Broken Reed, Morning Flower, Evening Begonia and One Must Learn the
Ropes to Catch the Wind (A painting of an old sailing ship with all of
its ropes. I painted this for my choirs in Neodesha to show them the
importance of learning music theory. It now resides in Dr.
Accompanist for Regional and State Contests 1976-present