Cynthia Jones MacCrae is Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo, where she has been a member of the piano faculty since 1993, and served as Chair of the Music Department from 2003 to 2007.
She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she was a frequent guest on the public television series “The Pianist at Work”. Her major teachers include Allison Lee, Amanda Penick and Barry Snyder.
A native of Birmingham, Dr. MacCrae has performed extensively as soloist and chamber musician, and has conducted masterclasses, given lecture presentations, and adjudicated competitions across the Southeast and throughout the country. She has appeared as soloist with the Alabama Symphony, the Alabama Youth Symphony, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in Tennessee, the University of Alabama Symphony, and the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra.