Berklee Student

Cheryl Lee

Berklee Student
small girl with big musical dreams. 
Boston
Member since 2010

About Me

Cheryl Francisca Lee

Cheryl has always been passionate about music. Her musical foray started at the tender
age of six, when she first started piano lessons and has since completed her Grade 8 in
piano and obtained an Associate in Voice (ATCL) from Trinity College of London, UK,
under the tutelage of Ms Khor Ai Ming in Singapore. She started taking classical voice
lessons at the age of 14 and has been given many opportunities to perform at the
Esplanade’s Waterfront for the past 8 years, as well as performances at Victoria Concert
Hall.

Her public debut performances include singing a duet for Christmas with a 300-strong
choir in Dec 2002 at Esplanade’s Powerhouse, a singer in Strolling Carollers, Vocal
Associates and Sophian Sisters, 2003-2004 at the Esplanade’s Waterfront. Most recently,
she as also performed as a member of the Singapore Lyric Opera Childrens’ Choir
(SLOCC) in their first public concert: I Can Give You The Starlight, and in The Reluctant
Dragon; where she got to both sing and dance.

Also actively involved in her school choirs in the past where she had been appointed
student conductors for both her Secondary school (CHIJ. St. Nicholas Girls’ School) and
Junior College (Catholic Junior College) back then, she also had the opportunity to
travel to Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth in Australia, Orlando di Lasso, Loreto in Rome
(Italy) and Prague, Czech Republic for international choir competitions and choral
festivals with her school choirs. She is also actively involved in her church choir activities
which performed a musical in celebration of the church’s patron saint St Francis Xavier,
and was held at Victoria Concert Hall in 2005.

Having also a passion for pop and rock music, Cheryl was the keyboardist and one of the
lead vocalists in a band formed by her college mates in a 5-piece band- The Sexies.
Since the band’s genesis in Dec 2006, their performances include; Monde.Gusto @ DXO
14th Dec 2006, Rock the Clock @ Gashaus 31st Dec 2006, Rock Da House @ Timbre 13th
Jan 2007, and the highlight as Opening band for Grammy-award winners Hoobastank @
Fort Canning 28th Jan 2007 just a month after their genesis, other performances include
Arts from the Heart @ Harbourfront Centre 10th Feb 2007, The Uprisal @ Lcube Studios 3rd
Mar 2007, The Rockafellaskank 3 @ Catholic Junior College 9th Mar 2007 where they
were winners in 2006. They also participated in MyShow @ MDIS 18th Mar 2007 and won
Best Performance, and at Dunlopilo IRock Promotional Event @ Cineleisure 23rd Jun 2007
and at the Powerhouse in July 2007 and as opening band for the Indie night of Mosaic
Festival 2009.

In June 2007, she was also the lead vocalist in the guest band Project Fly for DxO at the
Esplanade.

Also, she has had the chance to perform as guest singer for Erick Guansing’s Concert-
The Promise held in Sept 2007, singing hip-hop and classical in Jay Chou’s Yi Fu Zhi Ming.

Her Opera involvements include La Traviata and Turandot with the Singapore Lyric
Opera Chorus and also a solo performance at the Opera in the Park in June 2008.

2009
Cheryl was appointed the vocal coach for Dramabox’s production David the Best,
teaching cast members such as 100.3fm Radio DJ Huang Wen Hong, and theatre actress
Jo Tan and Patricia Toh. She was also the private vocal tutor for Mediacorp Artiste
Thomas Ong’s musical debut in January 2009 titled, Wild Wild Rose. Cheryl is also the
vocal trainer for the upcoming Chinese drama production this June, The Emperor’s New
Clothes for the Hokkien Hwei Kwan Association.

She was a vocal trainer with Epistage Academy, Academy of Rock and Overseas Family
School, SOMA teacher in Catholic high primary school as
well as freelance vocal coach.

2010 to present 2012
She is currently pursuing a dual major degree in Filmscoring and Electronic Production & Design (EPD) at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.

She has been actively involved in performances for school projects and have had her own recitals in these past 2 years at the college. She was also invited twice to perform at UMASS BOSTON’s 2 Gala Events in 2010 Fall and Spring 2011. She is also one of the background vocalists for a local Armenian Salsa Jazz Band, known as the ‘Black Sea Salsa’, and has been performing regularly at Ryles Jazz Club since 2011.

Aside from school activities, she is also an office assistant work-study for the Scholarships Office at Berklee.

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Experience & Education

Current

  • Office assistant for Scholarships and Auditions Office at Berklee College of Music
    August 2010 to Present (over 7 years)

Past

  • Vocal Coach for Enrichment Classes for S.O.M.A School of Music and the Arts
    April 2009 to August 2009 (4 months)
  • Primary school tuition teacher for Bedok Ed-Cel Learners LLP
    December 2008 to August 2009 (8 months)
  • Vocal Pop coach for Epistage Academy
    March 2008 to August 2009 (about a year and a half)
  • Singer in a band- Project Fly for Houseband for dXO @ Esplanade, Singapore
    June 2008 to July 2008 (about a month)

Education

  • 1 year study in Classical Voice in at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
    2008 to 2009 (1 years)
  • in English Literature, Geography, Economics at Catholic Junior College
    2005 to 2006 (1 years)
  • Primary and Secondary School in at CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School
    1995 to 2000 (5 years)