Cheryll Chung has taught piano, theory and worked as an accompanist for 20 years. She has prepared many successful students for festivals, competitions, exams and university entrance auditions. She also has taught class room music with the public school board for 8 years, and she worked as a clinician for high school choirs, elementary school choirs and orchestras and taught conducting and choral workshops. She continues to give professional development workshops with community ensembles.
She 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. She has also 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 Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She often participates in international and national conducting and music education conferences.
She is founder and artistic director of the Cantabile Chamber Singers, and conducts the Taylor Academy Choir and Royal Conservatory School Children’s Choir at the Royal conservatory of music.
Boris Lysenko is a huge influence on her playing and teaching. He was her primary teacher at the University of Toronto. She learned how to instill the love of music and piano pedagogy from Marina Geringas and Lynda Metelsky. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and believes that it is never too late to learn anything!