Molly Ruggles

Molly Ruggles

A native of Massachusetts, Molly Ruggles has played
piano her whole life, composed since she was 4, and
is a vocalist and recording artist. Molly performs
regularly throughout the Boston area. She has taught
songwriting classes at MIT, and her music is featured
regularly at the UU church of Medford. When not singing,
playing, listening, teaching, composing, or writing plays,
she writes about educational technology at MIT and
spends time with her beloved daughter.

  • All About Tears (world premiere, 2020: Vision) –
    [demo]
  • Animal Astronauts (arranged by David Bass, world premiere, 2019: One Whole Step) – Since the late 1940s, we have launched all kinds of creatures past the Kármán Line (100 km above Earth's surface), paving the way for human space exploration.
    [performance audio / performance with slide show / demo]​
  • Little Rover That Could (world premiere, 2019: One Whole Step) – There have been about 50 missions to Mars since 1960, and most failed. But Pathfinder in 1997, which included Sojourner, the first Martian rover, exceeded all expectations and at much lower cost than previous missions.
    [performance audio / performance with slide show / demo]​
  • The Tale of Joe, Svanti and Charlie (world premiere, 2017: Singin' of the Rain) – Joseph Fourier, Svante Arrhenius and Charles Keeling made the key discoveries that led to our understanding of anthropogenic global warming.
    [performance audio / performance with slide show / demo]
  • Tornado (world premiere, 2017: Singin' of the Rain) – We don't fully understand how tornadoes form, but they are among the most destructive forces in nature, and 1200 of them touch down in the US every year. Better lie low when there's a tornado.
    [performance audio / performance with slide show / demo]
  • E. O. Wilson (world premiere, 2018: Web of Life) – Edward O. Wilson has been called "the father of biodiversity." His theory of island biogeography explains why larger habitats have greater biodiversity.
    [performance audio / performance with slide show / demo]