In this paper the vibration of a spinning cylindrical shell made of functional graded material is investigated. After a brief introduction of FG materials, by employing higher order theory for shell deformation, constitutive relationships are derived. Next, governing differential equation of spinning cylindrical shell is obtained through utilizing energy method and Hamilton’s principle. Making use of the principle of minimum potential energy, the characteristic equation of natural frequencies is derived. After verification of the results, the effect of changing different parameters such as material grade, geometry of shell and spinning velocity on the natural frequency are examined.