I've Got the Music in Me
Cindy Miller is from upstate New York where she received her masters degree from the Eastman School of Music. Her professional engagements have ranged from intimate clubs to large stadium/concert performances, and as guest soloist with symphony orchestras. Cindy has performed with noted jazz greats, flutist Hubert Laws, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, Chuck Mangione, world famous vibraphonists Peter Appleyard, numerous appearences with the Gap Mangione Big Band and with the Benny Goodman Tribute Band. Other appearances range from opening for Julius LaRosa, Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show, and as guest soloist with the Utica Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Central New York Jazz Ensemble, and numerous appearances with Michael Lasser, host of PBS radio's nationally syndicated show Fascinatin' Rhythm. Cindy performed for actress Meryl Streep when Ms. Streep received the George Eastman Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Art of Film, appeared at the New York State Fair Celebration 2000 and was guest soloist at the 2004 and 2006 International Marine Tattoo. New York City appearances include The Blue Note with Gap and Chuck Mangione, Brooklyn School of the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Danny's Skylight Room with her own cabaret act. Love You Madly, her CD of standards, was recorded with some of the finest jazz musicians in the country and she has recently released I've Got The Music In Me, a CD highlighting her new cabaret/dinner theater show of the same name. Coming out in the spring of 2007, will be Cindy's first CD of original songs featuring the song Land That We Love, which she has sung for General Tommy Franks, political commentators/authors Mary Maitlin and James Carville, the New York State Assembly, Institute for Homeland Security and for US Congressman Randy Kuhl and Vice President Dick Cheney. Cindy has received rave reviews for her own musical cabaret/dinner theatre shows Here's To The Ladies, You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet! And her new show I've Got The Music In Me, which was premiered at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre in 2006. Other musical accomplishments include composing a full range of songs from easy listening to pop and country. Musical arrangements include small group and big band charts as well as choral octavos. Cindy has made numerous radio appearances, industrial videos, commercials, demos, voice-overs, and cast recordings including Robert Collister's musical Vladimir, Robert Isgro's An American Christmas, a music education textbook series for GIA Publications, Gap Mangione's Big Band recordings Planet Gap, Stolen Moments and Family Holidays. Land That We Love has been recorded by the Mansfield University Concert Wind Ensemble for their CD American Portraits. Possessing a flair for impersonation, Cindy's acting and singing impressions and her ability to improvise and scat sing delight audiences of every age. She arranges her own material and comes ready with charts for all of her performances. Cindy has performed in: The Sound Of Music, Patience, Lucia Di Lammermoor, Golf According To Wodehouse, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Die Fledermaus, and Dialogue of the Carmelites. In her experience as a music educator Cindy has been both musical and artistic director for Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, The Sound of Music, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Life With Father, The Diary Of Anne Frank, Brigadoon, Mame, Golf According To Wodehouse, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Grease, Oklahoma!, and The Music Man.