BagpipesFAO Resume

      CHARLIE RUTAN's "BAGPIPES FAO" 1-800-544-4028

Piped for former President Bush, rockstar Rod Stewart,
and Her Majesty Queen Noor, Regent of Jordan.
Seen and heard on local NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, Comcast, in print, and on TV Finland!
Listed in 2003+ 2005 ‘Who's Who in America', 2004 + 2006 ‘Who's Who in the World'.

Founder of ‘BagpipesFAO' (over 3700 performances since 1997)
and ‘Zampognari di Filadelfia' : the USA's only standing Italian Bagpipe group.
Principal bagpipe of the Reading Symphony Orchestra
Led townships of Haddonfield and Voorhees NJ, and Temple University's official 9/11 memorial.
Performed on French Pipes for the ‘Confreres du Chevaliers du Tastevin', May 2008
Featured on ‘Its your Call with Lynn Doyle'; Comcast CN8, Christmas ‘07

Piper to:
US Airways inaugural nonstop flight from Glasgow to Philadelphia, 2004
Diageo /Origlio (Guinness Stout) launch of ‘Smithwick's Ale” in the area , 2004
The Sons of St. George Society 2002, 08 - present
The Walker family of Scotch whiskies in Phila area, 2002
The yacht “MiGaea” during her stays in Phila, 2000, 2003
USMC, USN, NROTC + US Army Messes, 2001-2009
Graduations of Villanova Universitiy + Ursinus College, 2001-present,
Chester Valley Golf Club, 2005-present, Tavistock Country Club, 2001-2002
Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of‘Brigadoon', 1999
Over 2500 Funerals, Weddings and Events for Men & Women from all walks of life.

Selected Credits:
*Performed at Academy of Music, Kimmell Center, Union League Hall, Phila Art Alliance, Ethical Society, + PA Convention Centre., Reading Sovereign Centre, Phila Int. Airport, Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62), and hundreds of other venues in the Philadelphia area.
*Performed for a host of Philadelphia officials; PA State Police Colour Guard Detachment, numerous regional Fire and Police Depts, “Reading Express” Pro indoor football, “Reading Phillies” AAA baseball pre-game show, Led numerous parades in Philadelphia, Opened for the Scots Guards, lectured at the ‘Pipers Gathering' in Vermont.

*Piped corporate functions of: the Red Cross, National EMS Convention, Deloitte + Touche, Keystone Mercy Health, The Restaurant School, Ethicon (Johnson + Johnson), Equity office properties, 3M, Intel Corp, Teamster's Union, Binswanger RealEstate, Winzer Corp.
*Gigged with the legendary Jazz Bagpiper Rufus Harley, 1998 +1999, and sadly, piped for his memorial service, 8/7/06
*Piped for the memorial service of Phillie's pitching great Tug McGraw, Jan. 2004

*Studied at the Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, (1998) with Master Pipers Donald Mac Pherson,
Angus MacDonald, (Pipe Major Scots Guards 1965-74) & Roddy MacLeod, (Dir. of Piping Centre) & others.
*Took master classes with Uilleann Piping maestros Paddy Keenan, Brian McNamara, and Jerry O' Sullivan (2005-08)
*Principal Oboist, Chestnut Hill and Olney Orchestras (1996-2004) Manager of CHO, (1999-2002)
*Received ASCAP Special awards for Composition(1996, 1997). Composer of three symphonies and many other works.
Graduated Bachelors of Music (Summa) University of the Arts, 1992. Extensive prior musical education.
Charlie performs on four bagpipes:
Scottish Highland Pipes, Irish Uilleann Pipes, Italian Zampogna, French Cornemuse.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:
American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Local # 77
Eastern US Pipeband Association (EUSPBA), Circolo Della Zampogna,
American Society of Composers and Performers (ASCAP)

Updated:  January 24, 2010

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