Cherie Jeng, Artistic Director
Mrs. Jeng is one of the founders and takes on the leading responsibility in teaching music for Glorystar Children’s Chorus. Born in Taiwan, Mrs. Jeng attended the Shih-Chien College as a piano major. After graduating, she became an accompanist and instructor of musicianship of the Taipei Rong-Shing Children’s Chorus. There she studied music education and choral training with Professor Chuang-Shien Lu. Professor Lu helped Mrs. Jeng develop strategies for inspiring children and developing their music potential. Mrs. Jeng received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since she moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1987, she has been active in the music community. She was the choir director of Our Lady of China Pastoral Mission for ten years and conducted the Hai-Tien Chorus for many seasons. Recently, she studied choral conducting with Dr. Jerry Blackstone and Rod Eichenberger, and was a guest conductor at the McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland. Recently, Mrs. Jeng was nominated for the 2009 County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Mrs. Jeng is an active member of both the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Teachers National Association.