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Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Tours. Records. Bandmates. Vans. Stolen gear. Co-writing. Microphones. String sessions. Ticket sales. Music videos. Behind the scenes. Pads and pads of lyrics. Poems. Poems-turned-lyrics. This is the singer-songwriter experience.

​Cheryl B. Engelhardt considers herself a "music creator who shares her process", working as a freelance composer for films and ads, a songwriter, and an author of articles and E-courses written for aspiring artists.

After graduating from Cornell University and spending several months SCUBA diving for the United States Geological Survey, Cheryl landed a job at a New York City jingle composing studio. There, Cheryl started first as a technology assistant, then as a composer and music supervisor, writing music for Fortune 500 companies’ commercials. During this time, her love of performing took over and while working in the ad industry, she put together her band and recorded her first album, “Shoes Off And Run”, in 2004, which won her VH1 and Billboard Songwriting awards as well as the Unsigned Artist of the Month in Keyboard Magazine.

Cheryl released her sophomore album, “Craving The Second”, in September 2007 with the marque singles “16 Walls” and “Keep”. Both songs have appeared on MTV’s “The Real World”, and “Keep” was heard in several episodes of ABC’s “All My Children.” Cheryl left the jingle house to pursue touring through the USA and Europe, appearing on the bill with Seal, Elvis Costello and Jason Mraz, and performing on the FOX Morning Show.

In May 2011, the piano-toting virtuoso released her third album “One Up”, which features a combination of upbeat pop songs and edgy anthems. This record was funded by fans and quickly got placements on an ABC Family promo ad, Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance", ABC's "Jane By Design", Pandora Radio, and in stores like Anthropologie. She is currently licensing all of her music while working to create new songs for other artists. Some notable co-writes have been with Toby Lightman, Brian Desveaux of the band Nine Days, Ladd Smith, Cameron Ernst, Cyndi Harvell and Millie Hansen (the last three whom she met while attending ASCAP's prestigious month-long Lester Sill songwriting workshop in Los Angeles in 2012). You can hear these collaborations on her fourth release, "Inevitably".

Her commercial credits include Ziploc, Lysol, Lowes, Sonic Drive Through. Known for her speed and prolificness, Cheryl demonstrates her versatility as composer for, for whom she creates pop culture parodies, raps, Disney-esque musicals, and web series scores. She brings her love of building emotion, strengthening characters and collaboration to her dozens of film and documentary scores. Her music-in-film and branding website is

Cheryl has become known as a powerhouse in the music-creation world across several entertainment industries including the film, advertising and music industries. She speaks about being an independent musician, business woman and creating a career to love at colleges and music conferences like SXSW and the Millennium Music Conference. Her successful courses for musicians have become a side passion project called In The Key Of Success.

Cheryl is currently working on composing a choral suite and a musical in her home studio in the Hudson Valley.

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