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Ruth Critchley

Ruth Critchley played in the orchestra in the premiere of Migle and the Bugs
Ruth Critchley

Ruth Critchley Boerner became a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1970. The native of Buffalo, New York, attended the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her major teachers included Emile Simonel, Jerry Horner, Peter Kamnitzer and Scott Nickrenz. While in North Carolina, she played with orchestras in Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Asheville.

In Indianapolis Ms. Boerner performs with the Dantay String Quartet and many recording studio sessions. She and her husband, ISO contrabassist Henry W. "Bud" Boerner III, are the parents of three children. Off-stage, she enjoys gardening, walking and traveling.