Cheryll Chung holds a Masters of Music in conducting from the University of Toronto, where she studied with her mentor Dr. Doreen Rao, and Maestro Raffi Armenian. She was twice recipient of the Elmer Iseler Fellowship during her Masters program, where she worked with the Elmer Iseler Singers and Lydia Adams. She received the John O. Mc Kellar Scholarship for her work in Music Education, and the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship for her work as a conductor at the Yale – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, where she worked with Simon Carrington. She has worked with Maestro Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival and the Toronto Bach Festival where she was a conducting fellow and has participated in various conducting and education workshops.
Cheryll’s interest in working with young voices led her to work with Zimfira Poloz and the High Park Children's Chorus (Young Voices Toronto) as assistant conductor and vocal coach. She was conductor of the York Region Children's Chorus, St Clement's Orchestra and Heliconian Orchestra and Choir. She is founder and artistic director of the Cantabile Chamber Singers, and conducts the Taylor Academy Junior Choir at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Phil and Eli Taylor Academy program). Cheryll was a music specialist and taught music with the York Region District School Board for ten years. She now maintains a private studio, conducts, and travels for festivals, conferences and workshops.