Department of Performing Arts: Music
Associate Professor of Music
Cynthia Hutton is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Southern Oregon University. She teaches classes in Conducting, Music Theory, Brass Methods, and Band Director Preparation. Additionally, Hutton is the conductor of the Southern Oregon University Symphonic Band and is the Faculty Advisor for the Raider Athletic Band. In September of 1995 she was appointed Conductor and Musical director of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, a community orchestra comprised of students ranging in age from 13 to 23.
Prior to her arrival at SOU in September of 1994, she was Director of Bands at the University of California, San Diego. She recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she studied with Allan McMurray.
As a french horn artist, Ms. Hutton has performed with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, and the Classic Brass Quintet. She is currently playing horn with the Rogue Valley Symphony. In 1993 Ms. Hutton was awarded the Alteria M. Bryant Award honoring women in the arts.