Ruth Weber (AKA Ruth Hertz, and Ruth Lopez-Yañez)
received her Bachelor of Music degree from San Diego State University and MA degree in music from Cal. State Univ.at Northridge.(CSUN)
As a performer Ruth has worked as a pianist for such prestigious groups as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, CSUN, Marantz Music-Minus-One (recording artist), and has accompanied various opera singers internationally. She is currently the Artistic Director/ Conductor of the multi-award winning, Billboard Charting group, the San Diego Jewish Men's Choir. The group has won numerous awards and has gone on several US tours . They recently appeared as guest artists with the Omaha Symphony. The group recently released their third album, "Legacy," which features historically relevant Jewish music in the Hebrew, Ladino, and Yiddish languages. The album won an Global Music Award. Ruth Weber is currently on the music faculty at two colleges in the San Diego area.
As a singer/songwriter Ruth's children's songs were first released on Spin Records. She was a first place winner in the New York Pro/Am songwriting competition, The Shalshelet Music Festival, The Akademia Music Awards,a winner in the Global Music Awards and the Global Peace Song Awards 2017, and the U.S.A. Jewish Songwriting Competition. Ruth was also a GRAND PRIZE winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and a WINNER in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and the Clouzine International Music Awards (children's music). Her writing credits include music for the Emmy Award winning independent film, "Walking on Water," which was televised on Cox cable, and the song, "The Dreydl Sing Along," which was recorded by The Moody Jews and a winner in the Shalshalet Jewish music festival. This song has been orchestrated and performed by several major orchestras and was released in choral sheet music by Hal Leonard/Transcontinental Music in 2019.
Ruth is 1/2 of the multi-award winning children's music duo Ruth and Emilia. Their most recent album, "Kokowanda Bay," garnered a Parent's Choice Award, a Mom's Choice Gold Award, and the Creative Child Song of the Year Award. The title song, "Kokowanda Bay," was performed with the Omaha Symphony and the Nashville Symphony. Her songs have been published by many different companies including a print music contract for her song,"Looking for Ghosts," which appeared in Alfred publishing's new Halloween collection.
Ruth and Emilia released their newest adult album,"I Had a Dream:Songs of an Immigrant" in December 2021 and it is already receiving international airplay. The songs received an American Prize for chamber music, a Radio Music Award, and was a winner in the Malabar Film Festival and the Accolade International Film Festival. The album will become part of an exhibit in the ANU Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Israel. The duo will continue to tour with both albums this summer 2022.
Ruth was the choral arranger/conductor for the feature film "One Little Finger" which was released world-wide in 2019 and received over 11 laurels at international film festivals.