Music National Service | 2009 MusicianCorps
CYNDY FIKE is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who is passionate about music and youth. She enjoys combining her love of nature and the creative arts, and she has developed cross-collaborative programs for youth at various community centers across the country, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Cyndy recently pioneered a digital music program for adjudicated youth at a wilderness therapy camp in North Carolina. A founding member of the indie folk/rock band, Nelken, Cyndy has also shared her vocal and songwriting talents on the albums of fellow musicians Zach Blew and Chicago-based Horse in the Sea. She holds a BS in Outdoor Education from Montreat College and a MA in Arts in Youth and Community Development from Columbia College, Chicago.
Service Sites: New Sullivan Elementary School, Libby Elementary School
Service Mission: Plan and implement music curricula; Engage neighborhood residents and park district supervisors to provide music driven services to the South Chicago community.