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Cultivating Vocals

Cyrena Denniston is the founder of Cultivating Vocals business. Her desire is to provide the proper tools that will guide you toward achieving your vocal dreams. Whether you perform in smaller settings like a church or choral group, or bigger venues such as concert halls or sporting events, her coaching will get you to a level of better vocal health and overall satisfaction with your performances.
Cyrena attended Seattle Pacific University from 1997-2001, in which she graduated with her B.A. in Music with vocal emphasis. She then went on to a successful career as music teacher/choral director at Christian Faith School in Seattle from 2002-2005. Cyrena resigned from her position at CFS in 2005, due to other endeavors and the great joy of starting a family with her husband of 4 years, Dave Denniston.
Some of Cyrena’s past/present accomplishments include the following:
• Rap artist/back-up dancer in Christian Rap Group “Eric V. & the Posse”1990-1997
• Back-up vocalist for Christian alternative band “Real” 1997-1999
• Performing with Bellevue Opera in “Iolanthe”-Summer/Fall of 2000
• 1 of 10 Performers at Auburn Super Mall’s “Magical Night of Giving”-November 2004
• National anthem singer for University of Washington sporting events-2003-2008
• Adult/children’s vocal coach & choral director @ Christian Faith Center-2006-2008
Cyrena’s passion for the world of music and singing shows in her experience and eclectic sense of music as an art. Cyrena believes that one can never get to the point where they have learned everything there is to learn, so she continues to study and learn new techniques to cultivate the voice.
She is expanding her business in Seattle & Minneapolis areas and currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and daughter.

Profile Summary:
Voice Coach Minneapolis, MN
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Work Experience:
September 2007-Current Cultivating Vocals Minneapolis, MN & Seattle, WA
Vocal Coach/Music Teacher
- Individual Voice Lessons-male and female (8 yrs. and up)
- Host of performance educational classes
- Training church music ministries, band & professional groups (religious/non-religious)
- Teaching vocal clinics
December 2005-June 2007 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
Assistant Track & Field Coach
- Coached sprinters
- Organized personalized workouts for injured athletes
January 2002- June 2005 Christian Faith School Seattle, WA
Music Instructor/Fine Arts Director/Assistant Track & Field Coach
- Taught Kindergarten through Junior High Music classes
- Organized school-wide Fine Arts events (i.e. concerts, fundraisers)
- Oversaw Fine Arts Departments (music, art, photography, communications, drama)
- Coached High School Sprinters & Jumpers
Seattle Pacific University-Class of 2001
B.A.-Music-Vocal Performance
Organizations / Affilations:
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Cultivating Vocals is located in Minneapolis, MN and has the following skills: Voice Coach
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Voice Coach

Category: Music
Specializing in contemporary voice training in the following areas:
•individual voice lessons
(8yrs and up)
•Bands/professional groups
•small group lessons
•performance classes
•training church music ministries
•Vocal clinics for religious & non-religious music conferences
•Choral groups
Relevant Education / Credentials
B.A.-Music with Vocal Emphasis
Years Experience: 10