teaches voice at the Academy of Art University in addition to teaching
privately in San Francisco. She has over 15 years experience as a
performer and instructor in theater arts including vocal coaching,
singing instruction and drama. She has performed and trained as an
actor and singer on the East and West coasts as well as overseas, and
has taught voice, theater and self-presentation in both California and
New York. Methods for teaching singing draw from both classical and
non-classical vocal techniques, and emphasize providing a safe,
supportive environment for exploring the joys of singing.
a performer, Cynthia was recently seen as Melissa Gardner in Love
Letters, Chelsea Thayer Wayne in On Golden Pond (Shellie Nomination),
Vera Charles in Mame and Margo in Lying in State at The Willows Theatre
in Concord, CA. Other recent Bay area credits include Miss
Clarette Cupp in Oh, Lady! Lady! (42nd Street Moon), Lucy in
Threepenny Opera (Virago Theatre), and annual benefit concerts for
MSJSE's Epiphany Center at the Great American Music Hall.
Additionally, she has performed in NYC with LaMama ETC and The Light
Opera of Manhattan, as well as on the Empress of the North and Delta
Queen riverboats. Cynthia is a member of Actor's Equity
Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
experience as a Registered Drama Therapist, Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist, and an Associate of Lisa Popeil's Voiceworks based in L.A.
As a member of the Motion Pictures & Television/Acting Faculty of
the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Cynthia has created the
syllabi for and teaches the following courses:
ACT 166 - Singing 1: Vocal Technique
ACT 266 - Singing 2: The Power of Performance
ACT 366 - Singing 3: Musical Theatre Scene Study
ACT 466 - Singing 4: Musical Theatre Showcase
ACT 625 - MS: Vocal Production