Cindy  St. Clair
Interim Chair, Division of Music, Assistant Professor of Piano
School of the Arts
Division of Music
Office: 307 Buchanan Hall
Email: cindy.stclair@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2501

Pianist Cindy St. Clair has appeared throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist and collaborator, which includes solo performances in the 39th Annual Classical Music Festival held 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 music theatre groups.  Most recent engagements include performances at the Music by Women Festival in Mississippi and at Auburn University.  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 a professional association, mentoring students, and presenting lectures at professional conferences.  Previously, Dr. St. Clair served as the Chair of the Department of Music and the Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan at Judson College.  In 2019, she received the Mary Gibson Thompson Teaching Award for excellence at Judson.  Dr. St. Clair has won several piano competitions in the region and is frequently invited to adjudicate piano competitions and present lectures.  She is a certified teacher in piano by the Music Teachers National Association and serves on the executive board of the Alabama Music Teachers Association.