Cindy Spangler Adkins received a BS and honors in Music Education with a major in piano from Concord University. She earned a Masters in Music Education at the West Virginia University School of Music, exercising the piano recital option at the end of her term. The methodological classes in music education that Cindy took during this period sparked her interest in K-12 teaching and helped shape her belief in the power of music to transform young lives.
Cindy has nearly 35 years of combined experience as a music educator in the public school systems within the wider DC area (Fairfax County, Howard County, and Prince William County) and West Virginia (Monroe County and Raleigh County). Beyond her teaching experience, Cindy has enjoyed a notable career as a church musician for over 30 years. In 2016, she was appointed the Music Director of St. Thomas’ Parish, where she is the pianist, organist, and choir director. She has served as the Minister of Music at Christian Love Baptist Church (Baltimore), Choir Director and Piano Accompanist at Carr Memorial Methodist Church (Princeton, WV), and the Pianist/Organist at Fairfax Circle Baptist Church, Braddock Baptist Church (Alexandria), and First Baptist Church (Beckley, WV), among others. In addition to her classical piano endeavors, Cindy is an enthusiast of jazz, blues, and classic rock, which she performs in traditional concert venues, clubs, and event settings in the DC area.