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Cynthia Price-Glynn

Career Skills; Harp; Chamber Music Faculty

Cynthia Price-Glynn earned a B.A. in visual arts from Pomona College, a B.M. in harp from the University of Kansas and a M.M. in harp from the New England Conservatory (NEC). She has completed harp studies with Geraldine Wright, Marjorie Call, Margaret Ling and Bernard Zighera. She was a member of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra in 1968 and was a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center from 1969–1970.

Price-Glynn has been principal and solo harpist for the Boston Ballet since 1976. She has performed with the Opera Company of Boston, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Bolshoi Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, the Royal Ballet, the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet. She has also performed in many major musical theater productions in Boston, from Peter Pan to The Producers. Price-Glynn has performed chamber music with the Scarborough Chamber Players, Musica Viva, the celebrated Latin American ensemble ANDANZAS, and many at festivals and series in New England. She has three highly-acclaimed recordings with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, two award-winning solo recordings—Lullabies and Musical Backgrounds—and two highly acclaimed CDS with ANDANZAS (Effective Productions).

Price-Glynn is co-founder of the music publisher New Boston Editions and president of The American Truths Foundation, Inc. (www.americantruths.com). She is also the founder and coordinator of the award-winning Gentle MUSES (www.gentlemuses.org), a program designed to train lever harpists to provide therapeutic-music to patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She herself is the Resident Harpist at two Boston area Veterans' Hospitals. Her primary harp department collaborators include Ina Zdorovetehi, Nancy Hurrell, Deborah Henson-Conant, Ursula Holliger and Felice Pomeranz. More information can be found at www.cynthiapriceglynn.com.

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