In selecting Ms. Tarr, the Commission noted her contributions to the musical life of Sonoma Valley including performances at local events such as the Sonoma City Party and the Community gathering “The Love in the Air”.
The Commission was impressed that Ms, Tarr is the Musical Director of the Sonoma Community Center, where she teaches a full schedule of voice classes and workshops. She directs the Free Spirits Gospel Choir, and hosts Kitchen Concerts which provide her advanced students opportunities to perform intimate settings.
Also impressive to the Commission was that Ms. Tarr volunteers as a co-host on the KSVY radio show “the Guys at Five” and also continues to perform individually and with her group the “Quixotics”.
In one of her many nomination letters, one individual said “All of these gifts that Cynthia brings to us are remarkable in themselves, but it is in the spirit with which she gifts them that inspires me to think of her as a treasure artist. Everything that she does is done with the intention of connecting people with the gifts of music.”
The Commission will host a reception in Ms. Tarr’s honor in the near future. Additional information will be published as it becomes available.