ROBERT CINDRIC is retired from the Saline Area Schools where he taught the Middle School Choirs and K-4 General Music. Prior to coming to Saline, he taught in the Milan Schools for 21 years as high school and middle school choir director, 7th-grade head football coach, and coordinator of computer technology and implementation for the district. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Bob has BAs in music education and psychology with a minor in physical education and an MA in music education with choral conducting emphasis.
A passionate supporter of the principles and activities of MSVMA, Bob has served the organization in many capacities. He served for 13 years on the executive board, as director of the Summer Workshop, President and Executive Board Director for State Events. In addition to conducting the 1993 and 2006 Junior High SATB Honor Choirs, he has served as an accompanist and section leader for many Junior High Honor Choir rehearsals. He has adjudicated choir festivals and solo and ensemble events as well as directed clinics and workshops throughout the state of Michigan. The Milan Middle School Choir was invited to perform at the 1992 Midwest Conference. Bob has also provided accompaniments for many MSVMA Summer Workshops.
Bob has also spent many summers with high school and middle school choirs. He was on the faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for 6 years, the Oakland Hills Music Camp for 14 years, the Summer Music Youth Camp of the University of Maryland for 4 years, the Baldwin-Wallace Summer Choir Camp, and the All-State Program at Interlochen. Bob has also been the choir director and organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Saline for the past 41 years.