The Centennial Rodeo Opry - February 2, 2019
Emily Northcutt - McCumber, Chase McCumber, Aubrey Bogner, Justin Robbins
2221 Exchange Ave
Oklahoma City, OK, 73108
Cindy Scarberry is a professional singer, songwriter and studio vocalist. In 1997, she was inducted into Grant Leftwich's Opry Hall of Fame and recognized by the State of Oklahoma for her contributions to the Oklahoma Department of Tourism. Cindy has worked with Grant's Opry organization for over twenty years serving as vocalist, Talent Coordinator and Program Director for the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma where she assisted with the facilitation and development of education programs as well as the direction of the Rodeo Opry, a weekly country music variety show held in the historic Stockyards of Oklahoma City. As of January 1, 2009 Cindy was named Executive Director. Since that time, she has continued to grow the organization's educational programming including the new, Granville Community Music School.
Cindy is also a respected member and leader in the education community. She is a national board certified music teacher in Norman, OK where she founded "Manyawi!", the state's first children's World Music & Marimba Ensemble, in 2008 founded "Global Music" the state's first High School global music education program and in 2009 developed a general music program for Norman High School. Her passion for multicultural music and arts integration has led to many collaborations and grant opportunities. In October of 2002, Cindy was awarded the Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship to Japan. In 2006, she was awarded the National Fund for Teachers and Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence fellowship enabling her and two colleagues to work with the non-profit organization Ancient Ways while studying culture and music in Zimbabwe, Africa. Upon return, Fund for Teachers awarded Cindy and her team the 2006 National Raymond Plank Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence. Cindy continues to work with Ancient Ways to raise funds and awareness for the need of a primary community school in Zimbabwe and plans to assist in the teacher training to prepare their curriculum and school within the next few years.
Cindy Scarberry has received many awards throughout the years including the Dewey Connally Award for excellence in Music Education, Finalist of NPS District Teacher of the Year and was named 2009 Educator of the Year by the University of Oklahoma's Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.
Cindy received her Bachelor of Music Education and additional Kodaly methodology training from the University of Oklahoma. She has been an Oklahoma A+ Schools fellow since 2003 where she has developed and facilitated many workshops including music integration, multiple intelligences, curriculum mapping and collaboration. She has also facilitated arts integration workshops for the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain and worked as a teacher trainer for San Francisco Symphony's Keeping Score program for three years.
Cindy Scarberry is dedicated to education, the arts and building the music industry in Oklahoma. Her position as Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director has become the perfect culmination of all of her years experience as a performer, arts educator and leader in the professional community. Through her leadership background, network of resources, experience and collaborative partners, Cindy has a clear vision for the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma and its music education program.
Emily Northcutt - McCumber
Emily McCumber is 20 years old and a sophomore at the Academy of Contemporary Music @ UCO in Bricktown. As a young performance vocalist she has planted her musical roots in Oklahoma, and she is very proud of her Native American heritage.
Emily's performance experience began at an early age singing at festivals and community events in the Oklahoma City area. This experience has provided opportunities in multiple genres. She has entertained at the Rodeo Opry, the State Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, KOMA Fan Jam, Sac & Fox Casinos (Shawnee/Stroud), Grape Ranch (Okemah), the Oklahoma Opry, Johnnie High's Country Music Revue (Ft. Worth, TX), Festival of the Arts, INTEGRIS Health's road shows at various hospitals in Oklahoma, and many other venues around the State. Emily also served as a Youth Ambassador for International Student Awareness Day at the State Capitol.
As an active member of the Country Music Singer's Association (Del City), Emily received CMSA's Horizon Award at age 9 and was also the Youth Entertainer of the Year for three years in a row. She has received various awards from CMSA and the North American Country Music Association (TN). Emily began vocal training when she was eight years old, and she also plays the guitar.
In addition to singing, Emily is an aspiring actress. She has appeared in local and national TV commercials, industrial films, and print ads. Emily also appeared in an episode of "America's Most Wanted" on the Fox TV network. She was chosen for a main role in a video and a state-wide billboard campaign sponsored by the Oklahoma State Board of Regents for Higher Education, and she recently appeared in a Gatorade commercial.
$7.50 - $15.00
Adults - $15.00
Children 7 -12 years - $7.50
Children 6 years & younger - FREE
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