Cheryll Chung is an experienced and versatile conductor, pianist and educator. She is a two-time recipient of the Elmer Iseler Fellowship in Conducting, and is Artistic Director and Founder of the Cantabile Chamber Singers. Ms. Chung is on faculty at The Phil and Eli Taylor Perofrmance Academy for Young Artists, The Glenn Gould School, and at The Oscar Peterson School at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Most recently, she joined the Canadian Children's Opera company as conductor of the Intermediate and Youth Choruses.
She holds a Master of Music in Conducting, a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Her mentors are Dr. Doreen Rao, and Maestro Raffi Armenian. She has worked with Lydia Adams, Maestro Helmuth Rilling, Simon Carrington, Matthew Halls, Dr. Julia Davids and David Hayes.
Cheryll has taught theory and piano for 20 years and her students have won top awards at local festivals, the Gold Medal within The Royal Conservatory's Certificate Program, and have qualified for and won the provincial OMFA festival in their grade level. Her students have also gone on to study music at various top Canadian universities. Her mentors have included Boris Lysenko, Marina Geringas and Lynda Metelsky. She enjoys teaching students of all ages!
Past conducting engagements include: The Heliconian Choir and Orchestra, St. Clement’s Orchestra, CAMMAC, York Region Children’s Chorus, High Park Choirs (now Young Voices Toronto), and Reaching Out Through Music program (now St. James Town Community Arts).