Music was as much a part of Howard’s life as any business he started or book he wrote -- maybe even more. He was a guest soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He sang in local choirs and musicals, and in college was even paid cash by BYU students to serenade their girlfriends. This made him quite popular and earned him the title of “Second Most Preferred Man on Campus.”
He was a major contributor to Opera West and could be found directing, conducting, or starring in the shows (or all of the above). He loved Rodgers & Hammerstein and Gilbert & Sullivan operas, had a knack for attracting amazing local talent, and brought quality performances to the community wherever he went. He was a gifted conductor and Handel’s Messiah was his favorite. He was thrilled to record his album, Howard Ruff Sings, with help from the Osmonds in the early 80’s.
Feel free to enjoy Howards beautiful voice on his album, Howard Ruff Sings.