Cynthia RamosVoice & Piano
Cynthia Elvira Ramos, a Florida native initially began her studies in piano. She has worked with many renowned pedagogues including Esperanza Brigante, Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti, Kemal Gekic and Reiko Nakashima.
Cynthia has studied in schools throughout Florida including New World School of the Arts, Florida International University and holds a Master’s in Music from University of Florida where she studied with Dr. Elizabeth Graham and was awarded a teaching assistantship. While in Gainesville, she retained a large piano and voice studio and won second place in National Association of Teachers of Singing Voice Competition. Cynthia was also awarded a teaching assistantship for the Asolo Song Festival in Asolo, Italy where she taught and performed extensively in the Northern Veneto Region.
After completing her Master’s, Cynthia continued her post graduate studies at Florida State University where she performed the roles of Hippolyta, from Britten’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Second Lady from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and performed the Promise of Living quintet from Copland’s The Tenderland with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. In Tallahassee, Cynthia taught for Mason’s School of Music and managed a large and highly successful private voice and piano studio of adults and children, alike.
Cynthia is an active recitalist and has performed throughout the United States in addition to being invited to sing at La Biblioteca Nacional and Universidad Metropolitana De Ciencias De La Educación in Santiago, Chile and El Teatro Auditorio Nacional en el Museo de los Niños in San Jose, Costa Rica and Italy. In addition, Cynthia has performed her compositions for solo piano in Ragusa, Sicily. As a singer, Cynthia has performed the roles of Giulietta and Mother from Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffman, La Zia Principessa from Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Cornelia from Handel’s Giulio Cesare, La Ciesca from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and many others.
Cynthia’s teaching philosophy encompasses a balance of an astute attention to detail and an overall objective of joy while learning. She understands that the highest level of comprehension is done from a relaxed state of mind and incorporates a compendious study of anatomy, breath and posture as it relates to singing and playing. Cynthia has been teaching for over 10 years and maintains a private voice and piano studio in Manhattan.
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