Now is the time to register for Bayside School of Performing Arts Fall
Flutist, Cindy Solfest-Wallis is blessed to be the director of Bayside SPA. She is on the music faculty at Lee University, Chattanooga State Community College, and Covenant College. She has also taught at Southern Adventist University, Tennessee Temple and Cadek Conservatory of Music. As a performer, she has worked with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Choir Orchestra, Knoxville Opera and as a chamber musician in the Chattanooga area. Cindy also maintains a large private flute studio. From July of 2011 through August of 2015, she directed an informal chamber music series at the well-known Camp House in downtown Chattanooga, called Southside Casual Classics. This featured local musicians/ensembles in a casual setting where discussion of composers/pieces was encouraged.
While living in Wisconsin, Cindy was on the faculty of three universities as flute instructor and resident artist, performed as principal flute with Skylight Opera Theatre and Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, and performed frequently with the Milwaukee Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and Bel Canto Choir and Orchestra, as well as other orchestras in southeastern Wisconsin. As a member of the WWO and others, she toured Europe (the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia) and can be heard on several recordings on the Marc Label. She was also founder and director of a chamber music school for several summers.
Hannah McDowell has lived in Chattanooga, TN all her life. She is blessed with an amazing husband and two beautiful girls. Ms. McDowell has taught at Bayside SPA for 5 years, and before that, was a student of SPA! She has taught students of all levels and ages, and her passion is teaching piano and voice lessons.
She also assists in leading worship at Orchard Church, and is blessed to use her talents to glorify God. She currently has an album deal with Tate Music Group, and plans are set to record the album in the near future.
Jami Killian is from Texas and has studied music at Tyler Junior College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has made teaching others the value of music a passion and purpose. Jami has earned credits for teaching children with results through Moody Bible Institute. She has been a piano teacher at Bayside Baptist Church for 2 years.