Sadie Rucker Voice Accompanist, Lesson Pianist, and Vocal Arts Outreach Program Coordinator


  • Vocal Arts

105 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824



Sadie Rucker, pianist, joined the MSU College of Music faculty in 2016.  She has been the accompanist and coach for her husband, baritone Mark Rucker, for the past 30 years.

In addition to traveling internationally with her husband, attending rehearsals and performances, she has accompanied him for auditions, competitions and recitals throughout his career. She has a BA from St. Mary of the Woods College in Music Education (emphasis on voice and piano) and a MME from Drake University where she accompanied students in the Drake vocal department.

Mrs. Rucker has been part of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Young Artist program, Prelude to Performance, from its inception in 2005 as publicity director.

She is now a Studio Pianist and Outreach Coordinator of the newly formed Vocal Arts Outreach program. With talented MSU vocal arts graduate students, the Vocal Arts Outreach Cabaret has performed for a number of Michigan schools, rural, urban and suburban, since 2016 with great success. She is the accompanist along with Dr. Lena McLin on the Kjos recording of Mark Rucker Sings Lena McLin's Songs for Voice and Piano.