Rudnitsky Family Music Legacy

25 Stories for 25 Years

Music has always been an important part of life for the Rudnitsky family. Marv began singing in the Susquehanna Valley Chorale in 1974 and is still part of the Tenor 1 section today. While singing in the Chorale brought great joy to Marv, it was even sweeter when his daughter became the youngest member of the group at age 14. Amy continued to sing with the Soprano 1 section, was a frequent soloist, and now serves as both a voice faculty member and director of the Susquehanna University Chorale. When Marv's granddaughter, Maya, began singing, opportunities arose for three generations of the family to participate together.

The Susquehanna Valley Chorale has been in existence for more than 50 years providing an exceptional addition to the culture of the community. In support of this program and its local impact, the Rudnitsky family turned their music passion into an opportunity to support local college students pursuing voice studies. The Rudnitsky Susquehanna Valley Chorale Tenor 1 Fund under Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove provides a scholarship to a Tenor 1 singer each year.

"Participating in the performance of the great works of choral music is a joyful experience. It was even better when my daughter and granddaughter joined the SVC. The concept of providing a scholarship to local students became a reality that does a lot of good. We want to help make sure that the funds to provide this opportunity will always be there," explains Marv. "My wife, Raven, is the SVC's greatest appreciator."

(Marv, Amy, and Maya at a Susquehanna Valley Chorale event.)