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librarian , musician , research

Cynthia English, Research librarian, musician ( hum: library)research librarian, musician. Member League of Women Voters, National Education Association, New England Ednl. Media Association, Massachusetts Teacher's. Association, Smith College Alumnae.


English, Cynthia was born on April 19, 1942 in Westfield, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of John F. and Jennie M. (Melchiori) English.


Bachelor, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1964. Master of Arts, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1967. Master of Library Science, Simmons College, Boston, 1976.

Music certified, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, 1968.


Graduate assistant music Smith College, 1964—1966. Teacher English as Second Language British School, Milan, 1966—1968, Siemens Telecomm., Milan, 1968—1973. Music specialist Cambridge Public Schools, Massachusetts, 1974—1977.

Reference library The Boston Athenaeum, 1977—1978, head reference department, 1978—1986, research specialist, 1987—1988. Library media specialist Somerville Public Schools, Massachusetts, 1988—1991. Library Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, since 1991.

Music researcher The Friends of Doctor Burney, Boston, since 1984, board directors, grant writer, since 1988. Location guide Massachusetts Film Bureau, 1983—1988.


  • Certified music teacher and media specialist Massachusetts.


  • Other Work

    • Translator: Italian oratorio Il Ritorno di Tobia, 1975, contributor: articles to Boston Opera Program, 1986-1988, Newton Choral Society, since 1989, program notes, since 1990.


Singer Handel and Haydn Society, 1974—1980, Boston Concert Opera Chorus, 1980—1989. Project director Constitution Bicentennial Celebration, 1987. Fundraiser Smith College Capital Campaign, 1987.

Member of Massachusetts Teacher's Association, New England Educational Media Association, National Education Association, League of Women Voters, Smith College Alumnae Club (program chairman 1978-1979), Beta Phi Mu.


  • Other Interests

    Music, swimming.


Married Neil Cohen, June 26, 1976. 1 child Jason English Cohen.

John F. English

Jennie M. (Melchiori) English

Neil Cohen

Jason English Cohen English