Cindy Scaruffi-Klispie

Cindy Scaruffi-Klispie

Master Teacher – Trumpet

Cindy Scaruffi-Klispie–A native Chicagoan, Cindy received a BM from Illinois State University and an MM from Northwestern University. As a young student, Cindy attended  the Interlochen Arts Camp where she played Principal Trumpet in the World Youth Symphony, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two years and was selected for the prestigious Tanglewood Fellowship program with the Boston Symphony for two summers. She was also a member of the Disney World All-American College Band in Orlando. An accomplished performer, Cindy has played with the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Elgin Symphony, and many other ensembles in the USA. She was Principal Trumpet of the Southwest Florida Symphony and the Sarasota Orchestra, and has played with the Monarch Brass Ensemble at conferences for the ITG and IWBC. Cindy was Principal Trumpet of the Rome Opera Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, played for the RAI Orchestras in Napoli and Torino, and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Currently, she plays Principal Trumpet for Opera Naples, Gulfshore Opera, the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota, The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and the Suncoast Brass (which she founded). She has taught at Illinois Benedictine College, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Florida SouthWestern State College. She has recently published “Twenty Orchestral Studies for Trumpet.”