Author Cynthia S. Wildridge
Author, calligrapher, composer, piano, vocals, English narration
Author and musician Cynthia Wildridge began formal music studies at the age of 7, and majored in piano, flute, and vocal performance at Miami of Ohio following a year at Harlaxton College in England (originally known as “Stanford in Britain”). She continued her studies in music, business, sociology, psychology, and education at Indiana University (Bloomington), and later at the University of North Texas (Denton). She received the Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française from the French Ministry of Education in 2001, the Diplôme de Français Professionnel Affaires C1, mentions très bien from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris (CCIP) in 2009, and has spent several months living in France.
Bilingual in French, Ms. Wildridge worked in the management of French subsidiaries in the U.S. for 7 1/2 years prior to founding Streamlining, Incorporated, a management consulting practice. In addition to her consulting work and artistic endeavors, she is frequently engaged as a freelance copywriter, voice-over artist, EFL and French tutor, and translator. A member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce since 1995, Ms. Wildridge serves on the Board of the Dallas Opera Guild as Publications Chair, among other volunteer activities. Recipient of several musical and academic awards and honors, Ms. Wildridge has performed privately for the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, and Sir John Wedgwood, among others. She holds copyrights and trademarks in the United States, Canada, and the European Union. This is her first children’s book.
In addition to her niece Alyssa, she has another niece and 7 nephews, each of whom is musically and artistically talented in his own right. They are also good students and athletes!