Joined Sep 24 2010
40 years old
Our Towne Mechanicsburg
William F. (Bill) Ruhlen, Director of Vocal Music, earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from Ohio Northern University in the Fall of 2002. While attending Ohio Northern University he studied under the tutelage of the late Dr. Edwin L. Williams, and other such professors as Dr. Brian Pfaltzgraff, Dr. Charles Bates, and Dennis Kratzer.
He began his music career at Kenton City Schools as the assistant band director under Mr. Steve Ganger. He then was hired at the Ada Exempted Village Schools as Director of Bands where he led the Ada High School Marching Bulldog Band to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida, the Vermillion, Ohio “Great Wolleybear Festival Parade”, Allen East Band Spectacular as well as leading them to many community and civic events. Mr. Ruhlen also was the director of the Ada Varsity Singers Show Choir back-up band and directed the Ada High School/Community Jazz Band and the Ada High School Pep Band. He has most recently accepted a teaching position as the Director of Vocal Music at the Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools.
Aside from his teaching experience Mr. Ruhlen has also been involved in the drum and bugle corps activity extensively as well as appearing as a guest soloist and artist with many performing ensembles in the Greater Columbus Ohio Area and is pursuing a graduate degree in Technology Administration.
For more information on the Vocal Music Department at Mechanicsburg we invite you to visit the “Online Classroom” or you can reach Mr. Ruhlen at the email listed above or contact us at the Vocal Music Department Office at (937)834-2453 x3040.