Meet Mrs. Feinman

Mrs. Cyndi Feinman has been teaching music for over 12 years, and she is happy to be part of the Roslyn High School team. In addition to teaching chorus at Roslyn High School, she directs the RCP productions. Each summer she teaches chorus at USDAN Camp for the Arts in Melville, NY. Currently, Mrs. Feinman is the chairperson for Division V All-County Mixed Chorus, as well as co-chair for the NY/ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Middle School Division. She also adjudicates NYSSMA levels 1-6 during NYSSMA season.

Mrs. Feinman received a BA in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College and a Masters of Music Education from Boston University. Additionally, Ms. Feinman has received Orff levels from Trevor Day School and Hofstra University and Kodaly levels through the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut.  Her studies also include “Music and the Brain training” and World Drumming Level I.

Cyndi Feinman has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kodak Theater as well as on the stage at Lincoln Center. Mrs. Feinman is a mezzo-soprano and continues to perform professionally. In her spare time she sings in Evoco, a professional chorus under the direction of David Fryling.

Mrs. Feinman has taught chorus and general music in public schools in East Harlem, Rochester, Park Slope, Roslyn Middle School, and now is happy to be at home at Roslyn High School. Her greatest goal is to bring the joy of music, particularly vocal skills and choral music, to a new generation.

Mrs. Feinman’s Professional Activities:

eVoco

Mrs. Feinman sings with a professional choir, eVoco. The website can be found here: http://www.evoco.vc/

NY-AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Cyndi Feinman is the chairperson for the NY-ACDA Middle School Honor Choir. Each summer the chorus performs with a guest conductor in Albany, NY. Mrs. Feinman oversees the operations and rehearsal processes for this concert. Below is a picture from the 2017 NY-ACDA MS/JH Honor Choir with the brilliant conductor and composer, Andrea Ramsey.

Andrea Ramsey Group Picture

ALL-COUNTY

Mrs. Feinman is the Division V Chairperson for Mixed Chorus (Grades 11 and 12). She is on the decision making committee and organizes and oversees the rehearsals for All-County in January.

 

 

USDAN

Below are videos of Mrs. Feinman conducting the Junior Chorus at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts in Wheatley Heights, NY. She works here over the summer teaching chorus.

(Watch below at minute 4:30)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Fall 2017:

  1. Mrs. Feinman attended the “Poverty Project” in which teachers were able to to participate in a simulation of an impoverished town in Minnesota.

Summer 2017:

  1. Mrs. Feinman went to the NYSSMA Conference in Albany in August albany
  2. She also attended an awesome choral workshop hosted by J.W. Pepper with composers/educators Rollo Dilworth, Christi Cary Miller, John Jacobson, and Roger Emerson. This is Roger Emerson conducting. Mrs. Feinman can’t wait to try out all her new ideas!