I believe that by composing music
which helps others in some emotional way,
I am able to reach my best potential
as an artist and as a human being.

CYNTHIA VAN MAANEN, Composer

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Cynthia Van Maanen is a composer, educator, and flautist.

Her compositions have been performed by members of the Houston Ballet Orchestra, Houston Opera Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, as well as many collegiate faculty members and students from around the country. She is also the composer of the Traverse City Film Festivals’ opening fanfare.

She is called Cherie by her friends.