Cynthia Eggers has been teaching and performing in New York City and Connecticut since earning her master's degree in voice performance and pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in 1999. She recently moved to the New Haven area from Park Slope, Brooklyn, where she maintained a private vocal and piano studio of students of all ages, genres and levels. Her students have included performers at New York's Metropolitan Opera, HBO's series "The Sopranos" and on- and Off-Broadway singers and actors. Her own singing includes performing roles in operas at New York and Brooklyn companies, performing jazz, musical theatre roles, classical recitals and original pieces. She has sung with the Aspen Music Festival, the Manhattan School of Music, the Metropolitan Opera and School of American Ballet, among others. Ms. Eggers has also enjoyed writing music criticism columns for the Brooklyn Heights Press and, in 2004, was awarded a Gold Record from Atlantic/Lava Records for her solo singing on TheTrans Siberian Orchestra's "Lost Christmas Eve" album.