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Support Cynthia's Music Ministry

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Reaching across borders with music is needed in this world.

Welcome!

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

Through my years as a musician, artist and community volunteer, this next chapter of my life has become clear: Roll my love of playing music in with a desire to soothe and spread joy, cross-culturally. I have enrolled at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine which is encouraging this path.

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

There is a knowing that, 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. And there is an energy that connects us. Music helps to access these harmonic vibrations -- something I wish to better understand.

I play a wide range of styles, including classical, traditional/folk, jazz, swing, alternative and world, and will 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.
Tuition and additional educational costs are a stretch for me.  Please consider making a donation, as you are able.  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 making a donation, again, as you are able. 

I wish you so much 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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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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Hello everyone,

Thank you for your support! What an amazing start! Please know that every amount helps. Perhaps, disregard reward levels. Those are markers for tokens of my gratitude.

Lots of love,

Cynthia
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Hooray! We are off to a wonderful start!

Thank you for contributing and sharing my campaign.
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