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Choral Composer & Collaborator
Cheryl is a prolific composer who writes both music and lyrics. The New Yorker graduated from Cornell University with a degree in music, studied orchestration at Juilliard, and is a founding member and composer for the social justice choir VOICES 21C. Her commissioned pieces often end up being the glue that makes an entire program flow. Writing her own lyrics, meeting choirs in person, weeks months of research, and the ability to write powerful social justice text or laugh-out-loud lyrics is Cheryl's process that allows for a uniqueness, freedom, and customizability found only in her compositions. Scroll down to listen, view, purchase, or connect.
Look and listen
The scores below are for perusal purposes only. If you'd like to purchase (rent) the sheet music for your group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or scroll down to purchase one copy PER choir member, including ALL singers, conductors, and rehearsal accompanists. Thank you!
ALL choral pieces are available for license. Cheryl would love to have a conversation about working with you on a commissioned piece.
SCORES FOR PERUSAL
About Cheryl's Composing Career
Cheryl originally got her start in the choral world as a Greenwich Academy Madrigal, performing in the White House at age 16. Her time at Cornell University introduced her to the world of pop a capella, and her film-scoring career brought her to the world of epic choral production.
Finally finding her choir legs again, Cheryl has recently performed on stage with Sting in Rob Mathe's Choir of Saints, with Woodkid in Lincoln Center, and has toured in France, Israel and Mexico with the social justice project choir Voices 21C.
Her pieces "The Listening", "Triomphe Féminin" and "We" were debuted by Voices 21C. 2019 marks the year of her composer-in-residence with Ember Choir of New York City. The group performed "The Listening" as well as debuted "Andromeda" and the lighthearted comedy piece "Taurus", part of Cheryl's Star Suite.
"The Listening", a piece based on Martin Luther King Jr.'s "A Time To Break The Silence" speech has started inter-choral and scholastic conversations across the country. The 250 All New England Choir competition winners sung the piece in their final concert in the spring of 2019. The Unviersity of San Diego's choir performed the piece after director Emilie Amrein saw the piece debut in Mexico City. The piece will be performed at the Eastern Region of the ACDA in March 2020.