Cindy Moyer

Professor and Department Chair


Cindy Moyer, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She began her violin studies at the age of six, at first with her mother, Carolyn Moyer, and later in the Philadelphia area with Linda Wear Fiorre. Her education continued at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Gerardo Ribiero, Catherine Tait and William Preucil while earning a B.M., M.M. and D.M.A in performance and a M.A in Music Theory.

Currently Cindy is a Professor of Music at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, CA, where she teaches violin, viola, and music theory. Prior to moving to California, Cindy had taught at the Bethwood Suzuki School in New Haven, CT, and Eastern Illinois University. In the summertime, she has taught at the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop, the Humboldt Chamber Music Workshops, Camp Encore/Coda (in Sweden, ME) and Appel Farm Arts and Music Center (Elmer, NJ).

Cindy's current performance activities are varied, from solo recitals, to various chamber music projects and concerto appearances with the Lancaster, Eureka, and Humboldt Symphonies. A recent concerto review in the Lancaster Sunday News states that "Moyer's playing approached flawless achievement in her execution, with inpeccable intonation and an attractive, tuneful approach to the phrasing."  Her orchestral performance experiences include playing in the Rochester Philharmonic, the New Haven Symphony, the Sinfonia da Camera (Urbana, IL), the Mendocino Music Festival orchestra, and summer workshops with the National Repertory Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Festival-Institute at Round Top. 

In addition to her performance activities, she serves as a clinician and adjudicator for pre-college students, is a frequent presenter at the California Music Educators Conference, and has served as president of the California Orchestra Directors Association.  She is also the author of the Scales and Arpeggios with Shifting Practice for ViolinScales and Arpeggios with Shifting Practice for Viola, and has co authored the American String Teachers Association String Syllabus.

In her free time, Cindy enjoys travel, museums, hiking, camping, canoeing, stargazing, birding, reading, juggling, and attending theater, dance and music performances.

Cindy Moyer - Outstanding Service Award Lecture


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