About Miss Cynthia

Miss Cynthia Ferris

Cynthia is active both locally and nationally as a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

 

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 and served until 2008. In 2014 she was the chair of the Flute sessions for the Suzuki Association of Americas conference in Minneapolis, MN  and was Woodwind Chair of the Las Vegas Music Teachers Association from 2000-2020.  She is currently enjoying a wonderful studio of flute and piano students, ages 3-18 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.

She also spearheaded a fundraising campaign, in association with Southern Nevada Music and the Nevada Veteran's Assistance league, to provide the Nevada State Veteran's Home with a brand new piano, plus a maintenance fund, to increase community outreach and involvement for our valued veteran service members.

Educational Information:

Bachelor of Music:      Eastern Michigan University

Master of Music:         Eastern Michigan University

Suzuki Registrations:  Pedagogy Flute 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

                                          Piano 1, 2

Royal Conservatory of Music: Elementary Piano and Flute

                                    

Additional Workshops/Studies/Master Classes:

                    Dr. Rodney Hill, Paula Robison, Samuel Baron, Shaul Ben-Meir (flute)

                    Dorothy Taubman , Joseph Gurt (piano)

Miss Cynthia is also a registered member of the Las Vegas Music Teacher's Association, the Music Teacher's National Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the National Flute Association, and Musician's Union Local 369.