Cheryl Chen is a freshman at South Brunswick High School and has been studying harp for 5 years – since she was 9 years old. She is currently training under Dr. Elaine Christy, who is the faculty of music performance program at Princeton University. Cheryl performs regularly with her school orchestra and choir. She was also a member of the CJMEA’s Symphonic Band in 2018.
As a member of YOCJ (Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey), Cheryl played a pivotal role as a soloist and orchestral harpist at the Kendall Hall at TCNJ and the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
Cheryl love singing and has been a member of her school choir since 4th grade. Other than her music activity, Cheryl learned Ballet, Jazz and Tap dance for 5 years and had been a team member with the American Repertory Ballet, performing Nutcracker at both the McCarter Theatre Center and NJ state theatre. Cheryl enjoys Broadway shows as well as ballet performance.
Besides her multiple roles as a performing artist, Cheryl is a part of her school’s track and field team. In 2017, she won 2nd place in GMC (Greater Middlesex Conference) girls hurdles race competing with the top three hurdlers from a total of 19 middle schools. She also won 2nd place in the Ocean Breeze Invitationals Freshman Hurdles Finals in 2018.
Cheryl loves cats. She volunteers regularly at S.A.V.E. (Small Animal Veterinary Endowment) in Montgomery. She enjoys cat cage cleaning and cat socialization in her spare time.