Arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram
SSA Choral Octavo
Sunayama - arr. by Ruth Elaine Schram
Music is transformative! Music can create any number of emotional responses: joy, sadness, longing, yearning, memories, love, enlightenment. Singing the music of other cultures can be a fun way to learn about the way they “hear” the world around them.
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About Ruth Elaine Schram
Ruth Elaine Schram wrote her first song at the age of twelve, and her first octavo was published twenty years later, in 1988. In 1992, she became a full-time composer and arranger and now has over 2,000 published works. Over seventeen million copies of her songs have been purchased in their various venues, and she has been a recipient of the ASCAP Special Award each year since 1990. In addition to her choral music for church and school choirs, her songs appear on thirty albums (four of which have been Dove Award Finalists) and numerous children’s videos, including sixteen songs on four gold videos, and four songs on one multi-platinum video. Her songs have also appeared on such diverse television shows as “The 700 Club” and HBO’s acclaimed series “The Sopranos.”
Ruthie began piano and theory lessons at the age of five. She studied music at Lancaster Bible College and Millersville State College and taught Elementary Music in Pennsylvania for several years. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, Scott Schram (his site, not music related), and they have two grown daughters, Crystie and Celsie.
State Lists / Recognitions
J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choice
TCDA Reading Session