Cindy St. Cyr has been performing for wedding receptions & ceremonies, fund raisers, country clubs, private parties, dinner parties, brunches, anniversaries, and birthday parties, as well as for many senior citizen organizations, retirement and assisted living communities, nursing homes, and Alzheimer's and dementia facilities since 1982. She has performed for more than 200 senior organizations including Banks, Churches, Rotary Clubs, Exxon Annuitant Club, Texas Instruments, and the Newcomer's Club of Houston, etc… Cindy performs approximately 260 performances per year.
Cindy primarily provides music entertainment in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. She has also performed in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, TX as well as Louisiana, Kansas and Missouri.
Cindy has developed CinCyr Music Ministry & Productions into a successful full time career and has been coined by her audiences as an “All Around Delightful Entertainer!” Cindy has performed for more than 200 senior organizations and averages 260 performances per year.
Through the years, Cindy has developed a variety of shows featuring music of popular big band and jazz standards, Broadway show tunes, American and Irish folk music, gospel, patriotic and Christmas specials. She also has shows highlighting the careers of popular artists of jazz and film, such as Judy Garland, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Nelson Riddle, Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. Cindy continually creates new shows each year.
In addition to performing for the senior community, Cindy is the lead singer for the Texas Jazz Central Big Band. She began singing with them in 1997. In 1999, Cindy won an award for “Outstanding Musicianship” at the GCIC Jazz Festival, which the band participates in each year. The band performs at country clubs, wedding receptions, private parties, fund-raising events, restaurants, dances, and banquets. Some of the band’s regular clients are: Birra Poretti's restaurant, the St. Catherine Montessori School, the annual Metro Awards Banquet, Buffalo Fred's Ice House, as well as retirement communities. The Texas Jazz Central Big Band also performs several free concerts and a sock hop each year at Houston Community College – Central Campus.
Cindy also has a band called Cindy St. Cyr & the CinCyr-ly Yours Band. She sings with a trio - piano, bass, and drums. Other instruments can be made available upon request. The band is available for weddings, country clubs, wedding receptions, private parties, fund-raising events, restaurants, dances, banquets, etc...
Cindy received her formal vocal training at the University of St. Thomas (UST). She was the vocalist in the Jazz Ensemble and she sang in the Schola Cantorum, the Gregorian Chant Choir, at UST. She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity and was the secretary for one year. She is also a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Cindy has also studied voice and music at Houston Community College where she was the President of the HCC - Central Music Connection. She has also received vocal training and studied some music therapy at Sam Houston State University.
Cindy has two recording projects with the Texas Jazz Central Big Band. These CD’s feature music from the early 1930’s to the 1980’s in big band and jazz style arrangements. In addition to these two CD’s, Cindy has another recording project entitled A Stroll Down Memory Lane featuring music from the 1900–1940's. This sing–a–long cassette/CD comes complete with a sing–along songbook. This project is successfully being used as a sing–a–long activity in many nursing homes and retirement communities and is especially helpful to those suffering with Alzheimer and Dementia.
In 1982, Cindy began her performing career with The Metropolitan Ballet Concert Group as a ballet, jazz, and tap dancer under the direction of Maxine Asbury. She continued with this Community Arts Service Troupe (CAST) for three years. The majority of performances were for local senior organizations. She also sang and danced with the Southwest Jazz Ballet under the direction of Rita Brosch and was a member of Delia Stewart's Tap–A–Robics Squad.
In 1984, she began studying voice, modeling, musical theater, and drama while continuing her dance training. Cindy has studied voice with Kitty Karn, Debbie Beinhorn at the Singer's Workshop, and Chris Beatty – the Vocal Coach out of Brentwood, TN. She also studied voice and Musical Theater, at the Kent Banbury School of Voice. Cindy studied tap, ballet, and jazz dance with Maxine Asbury, Rita Brosch, and Delia Stewart. Cindy studied drama with Chris Wilson and Brandon Smith at the Chris Wilson Studio for Actors. She also studied acting with Suzanne Savoy at Mercury Studios, Johnny Greco at Actor's Lab of Houston, and Karen Douglas at the Actor's Workshop. Cindy studied modeling with Barbizon School of Modeling, Sax Fifth Avenue, and Foley's Beauty Galaxy.
In 1985, she founded and directed a group called Reel to Real Entertainers and began performing in her own productions. This variety entertainment group picked up where the CAST left off and continued performing for local senior citizens.
From 1984–1991, Cindy performed in children's theater, musical theater, voice–overs and jingles, television commercials, films, industrial training films, and print modeling while continuing to sing. She played the role of Anna in Some Enchanted Evening, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical review. She performed in several productions with Theater On Wheels, a children's theater. She played Toby the Dog in Punch and Judy, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, and one of the elves in The Elves and the Shoemaker. She sang, danced, and played the role of the Adulterous Woman in The Rising Son, a made–for–TV Easter Pageant co-sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston and KPRC–TV. Cindy sang on the recording project and played the role of Carol Anderson in the musical production of Hold On. She also performed acting parts in several productions with the Houston Grand Opera. These are just a few of the productions she had the privilege of performing in.
In 1987, Cindy formed CinCyr Music Ministry and Productions and began performing in her own one–woman productions for senior citizens. She has turned this into a successful career and continues to perform for seniors to this day, writing and performing new shows each year.
In 1991, Cindy became a Sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. She won two cars, many top ten awards, and many prizes. She was honored to sing at many of the Mary Kay events in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, TX, for the Peterson National Area awards dinners, as well as many new director debuts. In 2003, Cindy took a short break from the company to pursue some music goals. She returned to Mary Kay Cosmetics in July, 2009. In July 2011, Cindy has decided to reach for the stars and regain her position as Sales Director. She is currently working towards this leadership goal and to earn the new Chevy Malibu from the Company.
Since 1993, Cindy has been involved in many community outreach programs, singing in local hospitals and outreaches for the homeless, as well as churches. She has sung on the worship team and as a lead singer at church. She was an ensemble member of the Entrance Ministries Band, a contemporary Christian music band. Cindy sang at St. Joseph's Hospital and the Gospel Lighthouse Mission (Mama's Lighthouse) from 1999–2002.
In 1997, Cindy began singing with the Texas Jazz Central Big Band. She started the CinCyr-ly Yours Band in 2000. She went back to college in the fall of 2002 at the University of St. Thomas as a voice major. Cindy received her formal vocal training there as well as Houston Community College and Sam Houston State University.
In 2006, Cindy became a trained facilitator in Recreational Music with