A lifelong lover of music and the arts, Cynthia H. “Cindy” Edwards fell in love with the piano at the age of 8 and has continued to make music for more than five decades as a pianist, choral music teacher, choir director, children’s music director, theatrical music director and accompanist, and occasional orchestra conductor.
A native of Wake County, she graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1977, majoring in piano and minoring in voice. She spent more than 30 years in the Vance County Schools in Henderson, N.C., most of those years as a high school choral music teacher.
A longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Henderson, Cindy has served as the director of music since 2009, leading the Chancel Choir as well as the children’s music ministries. Having been a participant with the Henderson Rec Players theater program since its inception in 1972, Cindy has been music director and/or accompanist for dozens of shows.
She joined the Northeast Piedmont Chorale as a soprano in 2011 and was pleased to be asked to serve as its director in 2016. She and her husband, James, have two daughters.