The 2019 Harmony Award recipient is Cynthia Whipple.
Cynthia was born and raised in Show Low. From a young age she has always had a love of music. She began singing at age five and started piano at age eight. She learned to play the clarinet and trombone in junior high and high school. She loved marching band and choir and continued to play and sing while she attended Eastern Arizona College and Brigham Young University Hawaii. She graduated from BYUH in 2004 with a bachelors in music education. She taught in Joseph City from 2004-2007 where she taught choir, band and directed many musicals. In August of 2007 she began teaching for Show Low junior high. In the fall of 2012 she started teaching at Show Low High school. She has taught there for seven years. She has directed the musicals Sound of Music, the Secret Garden, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Music Man and 4 different Broadway reviews. She loves her students and what she gets to do each day to create musical magic. She has served as the AMEA elementary Allstate choir chair and the Northeast region choir chair as well as other positions in the white mountain region. She loves to read, sew, scrapbook, go camping and spend time with her family. She loves being an aunt to her 24 nieces and nephews.
Doc Dockendorf, Director Emeritus, Presents the 2019 Harmony Award to Cynthia Whipple, July 13, 2019