Dina Cindrić is a choral director, singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed at festivals across Canada and Europe with numerous ensembles. She has been teaching music for over 20 years and is the founding director of the Monday Night Choir.
Born in Canada to Croatian immigrants, Dina studied Croatian singing and tamburica from the age of 12. With support from the Canada Council for the Arts, she recently travelled to Croatia to collect folk songs and to study archaic singing styles from Croatia and Serbia.
Dina is committed to sharing her knowledge gained over several decades in order to contribute to the preservation of folk songs, as well as the transmission of original and ancestral knowledge.
As a teacher, she is particularly interested in providing a space for creative music-making that is accessible to all, and focuses on a cappella folk singing as a means of bringing people together to learn and share.