Astral Harvest Music & Arts Festival

Study Abroad—The Musical! Destination: U.K.

When music composition student Cheryl’s boyfriend broke up with her halfway through her degree, she just had to get the heck outta Dodge! What better way to clear your mind for one semester than to study abroad? From hellish homestays to British love affairs to rediscovering her true passion in life, this trip may have been more than she bargained for. Join Cheryl in her adventurous escape to Brighton, England—all through song!

Cheryl is a Vancouver-based vocalist, choral teacher, voice coach, and emerging composer originally from Edmonton, AB. She holds a Music Diploma in Voice Performance from Red Deer College, AB, and just finished her BFA Music Composition degree at SFU (yay!). She has dabbled in performing many genres—from opera to electronica—and is currently into performing contemporary experimental vocal works by local Vancouver composers. Cheryl writes for contemporary instrumental ensembles, choirs, and theatre, and is now expanding into the world of film. In addition to music, Cheryl is a Jack-of-all-trades and interested in everything. When she’s not at the piano bringing her strange musical brainstorming sessions to life, Cheryl can be found drinking coffee, sewing and designing clothes, painting murals, making jewelry, doing hair extensions, baking layer cakes, running marathons, or in her CrossFit gym, pumping iron.