Cynthia holds the English horn positions with the Akron and Canton Symphony Orchestras, Pittsburgh Opera, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. She is an accomplished oboe player as well and currently holds the position of Principal Oboe at Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, as well as second oboe with the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra. Since 2000, she has appeared as a featured soloist numerous times with The Akron, Canton and Wheeling Symphonies, as well as having the honor of presenting two world premieres; Spencer Brown’s Concertino for Oboe with The Wooster Symphony, and partnered with oboist James Ryon in the world premiere of Joao Guilherme Ripper’s Abertura Concertante for Oboe, English horn and Orchestra with The Akron Symphony. She has appeared in numerous chamber recitals exploring the vast repertoire of woodwind trio and quintet music, including performances with the International Double Reed Society in venues across America and South America.
Cynthia serves as Instructor of Oboe at The College of Wooster and The University of Pittsburgh, and maintains a private studio in Akron. Her students have won chairs in the finest area youth orchestras as well as advancing into top conservatories. Cynthia currently serves as Teaching Artist for Stark County’s Artful Living and Learning. She has also served as Teaching Artist for the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s School-Based Orchestra Education program. She has written educational programs for organizations including Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Akron Symphony, and Wheeling Symphony.
Cynthia earned her B.M. in Oboe Performance from the University of Akron and attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for her graduate studies. Her principal teachers include Dr. Mark Ostoich, James Ryon, Laila Storch and Daniel Stolper as well as additional studies with John Mack, Thomas Stacy, and Felix Kraus.
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