Pianist Cynthia Smith is passionate about teaching and collaborative piano playing. She holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin (2007) and a Bachelor of Music from Mercer University (2005). While living in Austin (2005-2017), Cynthia cultivated a private piano studio and pursued performance throughout the US and around Austin. Most frequently, she collaborated as an opera pianist by doing educational opera outreach programs, opera scenes, and fully staged operas with Austin Opera and the LOLA opera company. Cynthia now lives in Warner Robins, Georgia with her husband, daughter and silver labrador.