Cindy H. Petty
Artistic Director / Conductor – Symphony Orchestra
Cindy H. Petty is a conductor and teacher recognized for her “outstanding precision, musical vision, warm motivation, engaging stage presence and a unique ability to connect with musicians and audiences of all ages”. As a Conductor, Cindy currently serves as Orchestra Director at Benjamin Franklin Charter High School (AZ), Music Director and Conductor of the Oregon Arts Orchestra (OR), Associate director of the Women’s Orchestra of Arizona, Holiday Concerts Conductor with Music Nova Orchestra (AZ), Principal Guest Conductor and Guest Concertmaster for the Sapporo Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan), and Conductor Emeritus of the Jewish Community Orchestra (OR).
As a violinist, she currently performs with the Newport Symphony (OR), Music Nova Orchestra (AZ) and the Chandler Symphony Orchestra (AZ). In addition, Cindy has 10 years of experience producing concerts and festivals worldwide for Music Celebrations International (AZ), including festivals in Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Carnegie Hall in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Orchestra Hall in Chicago and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Ms. Petty is sought after as a clinician and adjudicator for State and National Music Festivals, All-State Orchestras and Youth Honor Orchestras nationwide. In 2007, she was knighted by the Royal Rosarians of Oregon, under the banner of the rose “Artistry” for her extensive contributions to the community through music.
Previously, Ms. Petty has served as Assistant Conductor with the Chandler Symphony Orchestra (AZ) and Music Director and Conductor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic Conservatory Orchestra; Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra; Oregon Pro Arte Youth Chamber Orchestra; Pro Arte Conservatory Strings; Granite, Jordan and Lincoln Youth Symphonies (UT); the Portland Ensign Choir and Orchestra; and the Portland Adventist String Orchestra. She has been honored to be the guest conductor for the Coachella Valley Symphony Orchestra, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, Newport Symphony, 15 All-States Orchestras, 25 Regional Honor Orchestras, and multiple other orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe with performances in Kitara Concert Hall (Japan), Dvořák Hall (Czech Republic), Haydnshall (Austria), Carnegie Hall (New York City), The Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Walt Disney Concert Hall (CA), and Orchestra Hall (Chicago), among others.