Cindy  St. Clair
Interim Chair, Division of Music, Assistant Professor of Piano
School of the Arts
Division of Music
Office: 333 Beeson Hall
Email: cindy.stclair@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2501

Pianist Cindy St. Clair has appeared throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and collaborator, which includes performances in the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. She has been a featured soloist with the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, the University of Alabama Symphonic Band, and the Samford University Orchestra. In demand as a collaborative pianist, Dr. St. Clair has a wealth of experience working with vocalists, ensembles, instrumentalists, choirs, and musical theatre groups. Most recent engagements include performances at the Music by Women Festival in Mississippi and at Auburn University, and she is currently collaborating on several projects with Christopher Jordan, baritone, relating to music by African American composers. Dr. St. Clair holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Master of Music degree both in Piano Performance from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Samford University. Her teachers include Kevin Chance, Amanda Penick, Ronald Shinn, and Betty Sue Shepherd. Dr. St. Clair also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies with a concentration in Business from Samford University. She worked 16 years in the legal field prior to pursuing her degrees in music during which time she spent many years serving on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Association of Paralegals, Inc., mentoring students, and presenting lectures at conferences. Currently, Dr. St. Clair is Interim Chair of the Division of Music at Samford University, as well as Assistant Professor of Piano. Previously, she served as Chair of the Department of Music and Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan for Judson College. In 2019, she received the Mary Gibson Thompson Teaching Award for Excellence at Judson. She has won several piano competitions in the region and is frequently invited to adjudicate piano competitions, give masterclasses, and present lectures. She is a certified teacher in piano by the Music Teachers National Association. She serves on the executive board of the Alabama Music Teachers Association.