Adjunct Instructor of Music
Cynthia Fudala is currently principal flutist of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony, New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and Whiting Park Festival Orchestra. She has performed with many distinguished American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Sarasota Opera. Fudala has been a Concerto Competition winner and featured soloist with university and professional orchestras in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and is a regular soloist on the Bach Cantata series at Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Ill. She is currently the Instructor of flute at Valparaiso University, Concordia University Chicago, and Lyons Township High School in La Grange, lll. She enjoys performing as the flutist in both the Kaia Winds Quintet and the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra Quintet, which did a concert tour of northern Italy in March 2013, with their first CD in 2015. 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 Norma Firszt, Katherine Borst Jones, Kyril Magg, Jack Wellbaum, and Walfrid Kujala.