Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a GRAMMY®-nominated composer and songwriter.

Cheryl started her career as an advertising and film composer in New York City, creating scores for several nationally-airing commercials and short films before hitting the road with her pop band. Her music has been heard on dozens of TV shows including “So You Think You Can Dance” and “All My Children”, meditation apps including Insight Timer, and on airlines.

Engelhardt also composes for social justice choirs and was recently featured in People, Harper’s Bazaar, and Forbes Magazines for her collaboration with Martin Luther King’s goddaughter, Donzaleigh Abernathy, in her song “The Listening”. Her newest release (and seventh record) is her GRAMMY®-nominated New Age/Ambient album “The Passenger” where she was the first person to create a full album, from start to finish, on a cross-country Amtrak train journey.

Cheryl is a certified trauma-informed master coach and provides a variety of resources at her site She is the facilitator and coach for the popular musician mastermind, Amplify.

A sought-after speaker, moderating panels at SXSW, ASCAP Expo, TAXI Road Rally, and many universities including her alma mater of Cornell University, Cheryl is also a voting member of The Recording Academy and part of their District Advocacy team. Cheryl also serves as the American Choral Directors Association’s Chair of Research and Repertoire for Contemporary and Commercial Music for the East Division.