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Dr. Cynthia Selph

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    Dr. Cynthia Selph

    Assistant Professor of Music

    Dr. Cynthia Selph is the Assistant Professor of Music and Music Ministry, at Saint Leo University. She earned a BA in Sacred Music at Huntingdon College, an MM in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance and a PhD in Music Education at the University of South Florida. Dr. Selph is the director of the Saint Leo Singers, Saint Leo Chamber Singers, and Just the FACTS; teaches a variety of music courses; and maintains an active applied voice studio. Her research areas include the history of music education, community music, and the relationship between music and spirituality. Prior to her time at Saint Leo Dr. Selph taught Applied Voice and Music Theory at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida; and Church Music Management at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She also served as the music and worship director for the Florida United Methodist Annual Conference for four years creating several statewide worship seminars.


    • Ph.D. in Music Education and M.M. in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance from University of South Florida
    • B.A. in Sacred Music from Huntingdon College, Montgomery AL

    Courses Taught

    • MUS 110CL, Spirituals to Rock and Roll
    • MUS 210CL, Making Sense of the Sound
    • MUS 106, Saint Leo Singers
    • MUS 400, Chamber Singers
    • MUS 120-420, Private instruction in voice
    • MUS 332, The Story of Christian Music
    • MUS 121 & 122, Music Theory I & II
    • MUS 131 & 231, Sight-singing and Ear-training I & II
    • MUS 335, Intro to Choral Conducting
    • MUS 331, Music in World Cultures