Christyn Rutter studied Music Education at Eastern University in Wayne, PA and was awarded the Gladys M. Howard Scholarship for Music for three consecutive years. Christyn’s primary instrument is the French horn, but she has studied piano, flute, alto saxophone, guitar, ukulele, and bassoon, and can competently play almost every brass and woodwind instrument. While at Eastern, Christyn was a member of the Eastern Winds and the University Choir, performed with a number of local brass quintets, and studied under Bryan Edgett. Christyn has played horn in the pit orchestras in productions of Kiss Me Kate, Jekyll and Hyde, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Honk!, and has directed music for a number of productions. She has also directed many small scenes, plays and musical numbers. Christyn worked with children and teens as a teacher and director of children’s choirs at Wayne Presbyterian Church in Wayne, PA during most of her college career.
After finishing college in 2007, Christyn moved to Los Angeles and married the love of her life, Greg in 2008. In 2010, weary of the bustle of Hollywood, she relocated to her husband’s hometown of Lancaster and has since immersed herself in the vibrant music and arts culture in Lancaster County. In her spare time Christyn is a competitive powerlifter and strongman, and she enjoys traveling to the Adirondack mountains where she is working on climbing the 46 High Peaks. She also enjoys sewing, reading, gardening, and home improvement projects. Christyn and Greg have two children, Ella and Gregory, who you will often find singing, dancing, and roaming the halls of PPAS!
Christyn joined the staff of PPAS in 2014 as the director of the Music Together program, and has since become co-owner and co-director of the company. She is so thankful for this studio and the people who make it a family, and the endless opportunities it provides to share her love and passion for music and performing. Christyn currently runs the Music Together program, teaching 8-10 hours of classes per week, and manages day-to-day operations of PPAS. You’ll also sometimes find her teaching voice or piano lessons, filling in for teachers, and directing some of our smaller productions!