Cynthia English (Soprano) a native of Detroit, Michigan, now residing in Pennsylvania. Ms. English begin her formal vocal training under the direction of James Bisbing in Detroit, Michigan. Miss English also studied Music theory and Choral Music at Wayne State University summer program for advanced High School Students and studied at Interlochen Vocal Music summer session. While at Olivet College Cynthia performed as a soloist with Collegium Musicum and Mixed chorus. Miss English was a concerto winner, performed with the Olivet College Orchestra and travel abroad with Collegium Musicum to study under the direction of Andrew Parrot of Oxford University, London, England. Miss English performed various operatic roles with the Detroit continued Education Opera performance Division under Maestro Joseph Mozzolini, also performed concerts for the Mary McLeod Bethune Association of Greater Detroit, National Council of Negro Women, and a Evening of Opera at Marygrove College. She received a grant from the New Jersey Public Schools to perform Operatic arias and Spirituals followed by discussion of both genres. Miss English performed excerpts from Porgy and Bess with the Cedar Rapids Orchestra in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and in Concerts with the Delaware Valley Opera Company performing various opera roles.
The Cultural Heritage Committee and Justice for All presented Miss English at the celebrations of Black History Month sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Miss English performed with Pelham Bay Festival of Opera “A Verdi Marathon” March 2005 and in January 2006 also in May 2006 Cynthia performed at Iona College “Night at the Opera”. During the 2006-2008 season, Cynthia performed various Opera roles in concerts with The Italian Opera Company of Brooklyn, New York as well as her Merkin Hall debut with this Opera Company. Miss English also performed as guest Artist with The Pan American Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Joseph Lliso for the Hispanic Heritage Celebration, at this concert Miss English premiered the aria from “Temple of the Souls” Opera written by Anita Velez-Mitchell, and at Saint Michael’s Church- A Tribute to Senator Martin Malave Dilan. Miss English holds a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Music Education from Olivet College. Miss English is coaching with Mr. Craig Ketter. Cynthia was a 2nd place winner in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition 2010.
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Dear Cynthia, it is good to see a soprano on Akouson. If you would like to see a copy of some short songs I have written for soprano, please let me know by sending me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also looking for an opportunity for a performance of one of my cantatas which has a dramatic part for soprano. Do let me know. Thank you.