Cynthia is active both locally and nationally as a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the Las Vegas Desert Suzuki Institute, a bi-annual music camp held in Las Vegas during the summer.
Before retiring from a successful performing career, she was piccoloist with the Detroit Concert Band, Principal flute for the Nevada Chamber Orchestra, Nevada Symphonic Wind Ensemble and was a member of the Las Vegas Symphony (now Philharmonic). Cynthia was an active free-lance musician performing with numerous chamber groups in both Michigan and Nevada playing for private functions, recital series, orchestras and was an Artist/Clinician for Young Audiences, Inc. and Omni Arts in Education.
Cynthia has been a flute faculty member of the Intermountain Suzuki Institute (Utah) from 1992-2008. In 2014 she was the chair of the Flute sessions for the Suzuki Association of Americas conference in Minneapolis, MN and has been Woodwind Chair of the Las Vegas Music Teachers Association since 2000. She is currently enjoying a wonderful studio of Suzuki flute and piano students, ages 3-17 and is conductor of the Silver State Flute Choir.
As a member of the Southern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders, Cynthia attends weekly services at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. Following services, she plays hymns and patriotic music graveside during the interments of our homeless, forgotten and unaccompanied Veterans.
|Degrees and Accreditations|
|Bachelor of Music:||Eastern Michigan University|
|Master of Music:||Eastern Michigan University|
|Suzuki Registrations:||Flute 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Pedagogy
Piano 1, 2
|Additional Workshops/Studies/Master Classes:||Dr. Rodney Hill, Paula Robison, Samuel Baron, Shaul Ben-Mier (flute)
Dorothy Taubman , Joseph Gurt (piano)