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Support Cynthia's Music Ministry

$3,645 of $8,950 goal

Raised by 47 people in 12 months
Reaching across borders with music...

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my page and considering lending your support! 

Throughout my years as a musician, artist and community volunteer, this next chapter of my life has become clear:  Focus in on my love of singing and playing music to help soothe and spread joy, cross-culturally.  To encourage my path, I have enrolled at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine.

At this time, I have chosen to study the world’s wisdom traditions, non-traditional paths and spiritual practices.  It is my hope that this knowledge will both personally and professionally support a deeper understanding of our cultural similarities and differences.

In times of joy and sorrow, music can be transforming. It has the ability to invite us to see the light in each other and within ourselves, and bridge communication challenges.  I care deeply about sharing music with all people and our beautiful planet.  There is an energy that connects us and music helps to access these harmonic vibrations -- something I wish to learn.

I play a wide range of styles:  Classical, Traditional/folk, jazz, swing, alternative and World and continue to expand my repertoire.  I use my voice, a variety of flutes, shruti box and other instruments.  

My solo instrumental CD called 'Wind' was created for meditation, yoga and deep relaxation.  It is included in the Rewards section of this campaign.

Academic Overview: 

This first year, Year of Contemplation, includes deep personal development and inner reflection, academic study, ministry skill development and 150 related hours of volunteer community service.  

The second year, Year of Action, includes continued study and an internship of 150 additional hours of service.

Cost of Tuition:

1st Year  ~ $3,975
2nd Year ~ $3,975
2 residential retreats per year (room & meals) ~ $500
Books and art materials ~ $400
Ordination / graduation fee ~ $100

Total:  $8,950


I ask for your support.  
Please consider making a donation, as you are able, in any amount.  Please help to spread the word, sharing my request on facebook, email and word-of-mouth,  widening this support circle.

Thank you for reading a bit of my story and considering a donation, again, as you are able. 

I wish you joy.

Love and gratitude,

Cynthia

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“Cynthia’s music touches you and transports you to a primal place where your heartbeat is urged on by song. Whether it is African calls, chanting, American gospel, haunting flute, she takes you to a sacred place that you never want to leave.  Her heart is warm and open and she ministers with her spirit as much as her harmonies. This is a great opportunity for her to train and reach different communities through all types of ministry.”

― Karen Plante

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"Perhaps it is music that will save the world.”

― Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education



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Thank you for supporting my educational plight. I'm grateful for this opportunity and your joyous wishes. I'm now in my second year of chaplaincy study, still grateful for making this decision. Gifts will be sent out shortly and I will remain open for a little while longer for those who might wish to donate. I've made it halfway to my tuition goal.

I wish you every good turn!

Love,

Cynthia
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Dear friends,

Thank you for your support!

I've completed my FIRST year of Chaplaincy studies! The work is rich and deep and I love it so far. My goal to raise tuition costs is at the half way mark. Thank you!

If you've been considering a donation and would like to lend your support, in any amount, you may do so here or get in touch with me, directly.

Thank you again with all of my heart. Your kindness, support and friendship mean the world to me!

With love,

Cynthia
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Happy fresh New Year, Everyone

Wow! I can hardly believe that first semester at Chaplaincy school is over and second semester has just begun.

Thanks to you, my gofundme campaign is off to a wonderful start, almost half way to reaching my goal to assist with my tuition costs.

If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer. Please know that any amount is helpful.

Love, gratitude and so much joy!

Cynthia
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Hello friends,

Thank you for your support in all ways we are able. I'm encouraged by your sweet notes, good wishes and financial generosity.

We're a quarter of the way toward reaching my goal in just a week's time ~ Amazing! Thank you!
This morning's walk at Fort Foster, Kittery Point, Maine
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