Composer & Satellite Choir Conductor
Cynthia Gray is a composer and music educator. She has taught high school, junior high and elementary choral music as well as elementary general music. Her career in composition grew from the need for appropriate choral music for her own students. Her first compositions, “The Clouds” and “Reach Out” were met with immediate success, finding their way onto choral contest lists and inclusion in the nationally televised MENC “World’s Largest Concert”. Since that time, Mrs. Gray has written and published over 70 choral compositions, which have been sung and enjoyed by choirs across the country.
Mrs. Gray has served as guest conductor/clinician at numerous choral festivals, music conferences and workshops and has written commissioned works for many school choirs and honor choirs. Along with 30 years of teaching music in the public schools, she has served as the artistic director of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir Satellite Choir program and conducts two CCC Satellite Choirs. She takes great pride in her long-standing relationship with the Cincinnati Children’s Choir Summer Festival, for which she has written 12 songs to date.
Professional affiliations include five years on the executive board of the Ohio Choral Directors Association and membership in the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Education National Conference, and the Ohio Music Education Association.