Cheryl B. Engelhardt

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Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer who has written scores for many documentaries and feature-length films, dozens of nationally-airing commercials including Honey Nut Cheerios and Lowes, and over sixty web series and parodies for the comedy site Her music career began as a young piano prodigy whose first love was working with ensembles. She studied orchestration at Juilliard School of music after graduating from Cornell University. It was at Cornell where she discovered a cappella and became the musical director of the school’s oldest all-female a cappella group. Cheryl also performed with a madrigal choir in the White House, and became a founding member of and composer for the internationally acclaimed non-profit choir Voices21C. The group recently returned from a tour in Israel/Palestine and continue to perform around the globe for diverse audiences with messages of social justice. Cheryl is an accomplished singer-songwriter who has recorded four piano-pop albums to date, toured the United States and Europe with her band, and garnered over 40 TV show placements of her songs. In addition to her film, commercial, choral, and songwriting projects, Cheryl musical directed Little Women and La Cage Aux Faux in the Hudson Valley and has participated in multiple other theater productions on stage. Stemming from the idea that work can be play, the process of crafting a creative career is a passion of Cheryl’s. She launched In The Key Of Success, a website of resources for musicians developing their own careers. She has spoken at the popular music festivals SXSW, the ASCAP EXPO, the Millennium Music Conference, and dozens of colleges including her own alma mater. She founded the musician's lifestyle blog Living On Gigging and hosts the music business podcast Key Conversations. Cheryl lives in the Hudson Valley with her mountain guide husband and basset hound, and is currently working on composing a choral suite and writing a musical. Her website is