Cynthia is a harper in northern Indiana specializing in weddings, receptions, funerals, and other significant life events. She frequently performs with flutist, Kelly Filson, under the name "Twins at Play".
All I can say is that, you made a man I have known for decades, stop cold and catch his breath, because of the beautiful music Twins at Play played!!!" As spoken by an event organizer, let Twins at Play music duo help make your special occasion more beautiful. Kelly and Cindy are experienced musicians who are accomplished in classical, Celtic, sacred, and contemporary music styles. They specialize in providing music for weddings, dinner receptions, parties, and other venues. The sweet, soaring tone of the flute combined with either piano or lever harp is sure to please and add a touch of elegance to your special event.
Kelly and Cindy are not actual twins to each other; the duo name derives from an inside joke. While working at the same church and parish school, a wonderful friendship and sharing of musical talents was formed. They began to notice striking similarities between themselves from personality quirks, to likes and dislikes, to life philosophies, and of course, their love of music, and began teasing each other that they were twins that must have been separated at birth - thus, the duo's name.
Cindy has a BS in Pharmacy from Purdue University and a MM in Church Music (with highest distinction) from Valparaiso University. Her piano teachers included Norah Hawbaker and Dr. Greg Davis (University of Evansville). She studied organ under Clara Woolley (Ancilla College), Paul Anderson, Dr. Andrew McShane (Notre Dame University), and Dr. John Bernthal (Valparaiso University) and organ improvisation with Dr. Lorraine Brugh (Valparaiso University). Cindy has been an accompanist for the Plymouth High School Choral Department, Missoula Children's Theatre, Marshall County Chorus, Encore Productions “Messiah”, Culver Military Academy, Maxinkuckee Players, and accompanist for ISSMA District and State Contests for vocal and band students. While at Valparaiso University, she accompanied University Singers, accompanied Chapel Services, and presented two organ recitals. Cindy is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a National Music Honour Society. She is married to Mike and they have two sons, Stephen and Anthony.
Kelly Filson attended Butler University in 1995, where she pursued a degree in music education. While there, she studied flute with Loretta Contino and Karen Moratz of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She graduated with honors in 1999 with a Bachelors of Music degree. Kelly taught band, choir and general music for 11 years at St. Michael School in Plymouth, IN. She has performed for many years at Ancilla Domini Chapel for special services, most notably Midnight Mass, and she assisted in the coordination of and performance in dessert recitals held annually at St. Michael Church. She recently performed in Ancilla's presentation of Handel's Messiah and has performed with the South Bend Symphony. She currently maintains a teaching music studio in her home and is an adjunct flute instructor at Culver Military Academy. She is married to Shawn and they have two sons, Nathan and Carter.