Cynthia Brown DeDakis, is currently serving as Secretary of the Association of Anglican Musicians. After retiring from full-time work as an Episcopal Church musician, she served the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland as Missioner for Parish Music, and continues to advise parishes, and the diocese, on special projects.
Her career as a church musician included positions at Washington National Cathedral; St John’s Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.; and the Cathedral of St Philip, Atlanta. As part of her parish music work, DeDakis began and grew several Chorister programs using the model and practices of the Royal School of Church Music, and has assisted churches in beginning their programs.
DeDakis earned a Bachelor of Music Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and a Masters in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a student of Robert Fountain. In addition to a long career directing church music programs, she served as Music Director of the Atlanta Schola Cantorum, and was a member of the Britten Choir, a professional choir in Atlanta.