Cindy Dicken is an internationally renowned performer, educator and director. Cindy served as an adjunct faculty member at Santa Monica College, Mt. San Antonio College, Fullerton College, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, El Camino College, Glendale Community College, and Concordia University Irvine, and was a full-time instructor of music at Western Oregon University where she was the head of the Contemporary Voice program and taught both choral and vocal jazz ensembles.
Cindy has been blessed to have a career as a full-time musician and educator in Los Angeles, CA, for 25 years. She has worked as a session singer on over 50 films such as Spider-Man 1-3, Armageddon, Star Trek, Wall-E, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Ice Age, and was one of five featured a cappella singers on the score of the TV show, Glee. She has also been featured onscreen and on the score of TV shows such as WandaVision, Nip/Tuck, The Drew Carey Show, How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons and Ally McBeal. Cindy also had the opportunity to sing on albums and projects for artists such as Barbra Streisand, Linkin Park, Michael Buble and Richard Carpenter. She has sung on commercials for Visa, True Value Hardware, Burger King and The Walt Disney Company, as well as a multitude of publishing demos for The Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Some other career highlights were singing for Danny Elfman’s wedding at the Los Angeles Cathedral, performing on stage with Patti Austin, serving as assistant director of a children’s choir for Linkin Park’s concert in Los Angeles, and singing on the Oscars broadcast hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, which included singing backup vocals for Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson, as well as being a part of the Sound Effects Choir. Cindy was a founding member of the award-winning a cappella vocal group, Sixth Wave.
Cindy’s Jazz Vocal Ensemble at Santa Monica College won two DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards. The ensemble also had the honor of performing at the 2008 International Association of Jazz Education International Convention in Toronto, ON, as well as at The New York Voices Jazz Festival in 2012, and on the Christmas Day broadcast for Fox Sports in 2005.
Cindy is thrilled to be back living in her home state of Washington, and is loving Spokane. She is thrilled to continue teaching and performing in the Pacific NW. Cindy’s greatest joy in life is spending time and making music with her husband, Scott, and son, Kyler.