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"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
~ Berthold Auerbach
Marriage Made in Musical Heaven
January 1, 2012: Cindy Mctee, daughter of life-long Eatonville
residents, Jackie and Chuck Mctee, married Slatkin
November 20, 2011 in an intimate ceremony in Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan. Cindy graduated from Eatonville High School in 1971, At 12-years-old
Cindy entered, and won, a town contest to name Glacier View Park
known for decades as the home of the Lions Club Art Festival.
Learn more about the accomplishments of these amazing musicians - Cindy McTee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLeonard Slatkin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
About 20 guests attended the small wedding at our home in
Bloomfield Hills on November 20, 2011. Federal judge, Gerald
Rosen, officiated and flutists, Sir James and Lady Galway,
provided the music. The setting . . . six tall orchids surrounded
our fireplace, and large windows on either side looked out to the
wooded back yard. The sun came out at just the right moment.
Story about the Marriage from The Detroit News
by Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
Just days after Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director
Leonard Slatkin committed to more time with the group, he
entered into another kind of long-term partnership.
Wedding Reception in Eatonville
Cindy and Leonard's wedding reception in Eatonville at the Baptist Church held early September 2012. Photo courtesy of Cindy and Leonard.
Cindy McTee Earns Another Major Music Award...
An Eatonville High graduate Cindy McTee was raised in Eatonville. She is the daughter of Jackie and Chuck McTee, longtime Eatonville residents. Among her many accomplishments Cindy won a contest to name the park near the cemetery. She was 12 and her entry was Glacier View Park.
March 24, 2009
Dr. Cindy McTee, Regents Professor of Composition at the University of North Texas College of Music, won the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers, given annually to one living woman composer.
As the winner, McTee will receive a $10,000 cash award and compose an original orchestral work to be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin June 3-6, 2010.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to write a new piece for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and its newly appointed music director, Leonard Slatkin,” McTee said. “And I am also very grateful for the support UNT will give to this project in the coming months.
“Commissions of this sort are relatively rare and always provide huge potential for growth,” she said. “What a privilege it will be to write for a world-renowned conductor who has championed the work of countless living composers and an orchestra considered to be among the finest anywhere. I can’t wait to get started.”
McTee, who was announced as winner on February 20, was chosen from about 50 applicants from Austria, China, Japan, Korea and the United States. The third annual competition was judged by a committee of Slatkin; Bright Sheng, composer; David DiChiera, composer and general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre; Richard Robinson, Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist; and Catherine Compton, Detroit Symphony Orchestra violist.
The award was named for Lebenbom, a composer, poet, artist, teacher and lecturer who died in 2002.
For a complete list of Cindy's past performances please see Cindy McTee Past Performances
More about Cindy on ENN Cindy McTee
More Wonderful Music from Cindy McTee...
by Dixie A. Walter
July 29, 2005: Cindy McTee, daughter of long-time
local residents Jackie and Chuck McTee, has once
produced a great piece of music. The world debut of Dr. McTee's
"Einstein's Dream" was performed from March 31 through April 2
by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Her work has been performed at dozens
of prestigious symphony halls and centers.
To hear hear part of her latest work please listen at Finish
Line and click on "first
Speaking of Music...
and her daughter Cindy in Eatonville New Year's Eve 2004. Jackie, Cindy
and Cindy's sister, Christy, all were valedictorians in their Eatonville
High School graduating classes. Cindy is a Regents Professor of Music
Composition at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas, but
managed to come home for the Christmas holidays to spend time with her
Works Performed at Carnegie Hall
world debut of Dr. Cindy McTee's "Einstein's Dream" will be
performed from March 31 through April 2 by the Dallas Symphony
Orchestra. Cindy recently gave an interview to LeAnn Binford from the
Juilliard School's Playbill Arts publication. To read Cindy's
insights, and humorous thoughts, about the world's most famous genius
please see PlaybillArts:
Features: A Dream of Music and Technology
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
~ Bob Marley
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
~ Albert Einstein
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
~ Maya Angelou
"Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton
"Without music, life would be a mistake.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"People haven't always been there for me but music always has.”
~ Taylor Swift
~ Heinrich Heine
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
"Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”
~ Sarah Dessen
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~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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~ Robert Fripp
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~ Lao Tzu
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~ Sergei Rachmaninoff
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~ J.K. Rowling
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