Cynthia Scott is currently principal violist in the Portland Columbia Symphony and principal
second violin in Sinfonia Concertante. She also plays regularly with the Portland Chamber Orchestra,
the Newport Symphony, and the Oregon Coast Festival Orchestra.
She has previously been a member of the Portland Opera, the Oregon Ballet Theater,
the West Coast Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the Chehalem String Quartet..
Cynthia teaches violin and viola in her own thriving studio, at the Community Music Center, and in the elementary strings program in the Lake Oswego School District. She has been a clinician at the Anchorage Suzuki Institute and the Advanced Suzuki Strings Institute at Stanford University as well as co-director of the Oregon Suzuki Institute.
Cynthia graduated summa cum laude in violin performance from Lewis and Clark College and completed her Masters in Music (with an emphasis on Suzuki pedagogy) at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
In her spare time she enjoys gardening, quilting, reading, and relaxing with her four cats.