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Cindy Horstman Bio
Cindy Horstman has been performing, recording, writing, and arranging for the past four decades. Classically trained, she is the first recipient of a Master of Music degree in harp performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a prize winner in the Lyon & Healy International Jazz Harp Competition.
Cindy co-founded the jazz duo,“2tone”, with bassist Michael Medina, the producer of 2tone's 10 CDs. 2tone has toured nationally for 20 years and their recordings have received critical acclaim on Amazon.com and CD Baby. Horstman’s jazz theory workbook for harpists and her jazz-oriented arrangements and compositions for harp ensembles are very popular with harpists both nationally and internationally, becoming best sellers on the Harp Column Music website. She has given clinics nationwide and recently conducted her ensemble arrangements for the youth ensemble at the American Harp Society convention in New Orleans, the TMEA harp ensemble in Round Rock, TX, and the UT Longhorn Music Camp in Austin, TX.
Cindy is currently teaching harp at Brookhaven College and Commercial Music Theory at Collin College with an emphasis on arranging, particularly in the jazz idiom. Cindy’s latest composition for flute and harp, “Life Aquatic”, won 2nd place in the 2017 Composition Contest sponsored by the American Harp Society – Los Angeles Chapter.
2tone Promotional Video
"You have a really cool sound" Wynton Marsalis
“I’ve listened to your music and enjoyed it so very much” Dave Brubeck
" Uncommonly creative and thoroughly enjoyable" Jazz Times
CINDY HORSTMAN AND MICHAEL MEDINA’S 2tone blends the magic of the electric Jazz harp and the rhythmic strength of the bass in perfect harmony. The duo creates blends of exciting, smooth, soothing, and sultry music ranging from works by Sting, Pat Metheny, James Taylor, and original pieces as well.
2tone has been touring nationally for 17 years as roster artists for theTexas Commission on the Arts, Arts Midwest, and Arts Northwest .
2tone's eight CDs and concert DVD were produced by Michael Medina and have received rave reviews including a top 20 popular music award on Amazon.com and featured on the front page of CDBaby.