Mr. Ruddell founded and conducted the sixty-voice mixed choir Tuned Air for eighteen years. The choir enjoyed tremendous community success and touring success which resulted in national recognition on the CBC Radio’s Canada Live when they were recorded in concert with famed singer Leon Bibb. The concert was titled: The Art Of The Spiritual. Another highlight for Tuned Air was the invitation from Montreal’s L’Ensemble Musica Viva to participate in a tour of Quebec and to share the stage with them in Montreal.
Mr. Ruddell composed and conducted a twenty-minute work commissioned by the International Educators Conference. A Song Of Life was performed by 300 singers and a chamber orchestra at the opening of the conference.
Mr. Ruddell conducted many concerts of the New Journeys CD he arranged and produced including a headline concert in Victoria on Canada Day.
Mr. Ruddell begins, in September 2019, his 6th year as the Artistic Director of the Sooke Community Choir. This is a fifty voice community-based choir that enjoys performances in the community of Sooke and beyond.
Mr. Ruddell conducted Victoria’s Crystal Singers for a full season.
Mr. Ruddell, has conducted numerous music theatre projects in Vancouver, Victoria, Charlottetown.