Cynthia Tenny-Fudala received a bachelor’s degree in flute performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree and a Certificate in Performance from Northwestern University. Her teachers were Katherine Borst Jones, Kyril Magg, Jack Wellbaum, and Walfrid Kujala. Tenny-Fudala is currently principal flutist of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony and the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra. She has performed with many Chicago-area ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony, the Rockford Symphony, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Lincoln Opera Company. She also has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Festival, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, and the Chautauqua Festival Orchestra.