March 7, 2013

Cheryl finally wrote a jingle for herself! Check it out here! Do you want one? Email Cheryl!

Just a reminder to go hear Cheryl’s panel at SXSW on Monday the 11th at 11am!

February 2, 2013

Cheryl announces her Velentine’s day Love Quiz Contest, with the prizes being a :30 song, personalized for the winner, just in time for V-day! Check it out here:

November 21, 2012

Cheryl’s been spending November in Los Angeles, having been accepted into ASCAP’s Lester Sill songwriting workshop, & will be performing with the other participants next week! Check out the silly photo and deets!

October 26, 2012

You can watch the making of “Steaming Hearts” here, in anticipation of its upcoming release!

September 14, 2012

Cheryl was honored to have the “Moving Towards Love” music video featured on AOL Music on 9-11, bringing a little hope and love.

GREAT new featured interview with Cheryl on Pens Eye View!

August 15, 2012

Check out this Ziploc ad Cheryl scored, now airing on national TV!

The new music video for “Moving Towards Love” is officially released! Check it out and share with your peeps!

July 10, 2012

Super fun interview turned into this super great article on NY Social Status

August 4th, 2011
Fan-Funded Album “ONE UP” Released

August 4, 2011 (New York, NY) – Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Cheryl B. Engelhardt has released her third self-produced album entitled “ONE UP” which is available now on iTunes,, several other online stores and at her website Even days after the May 17th release, tracks off the record were heard on a promo ad for ABC Family’s new hit series “Switched At Birth” as well as in stores like Anthropologie.

ONE UP, a piano-based pop/rock record, was entirely funded through fans’ donations and was recorded over the course of 2010. Engelhardt claims this project was “to create music that I needed to hear, whether to lift me up, cry to, or just change the mood. I played around with different styles and sounds and I’m now sure where I’m headed as an artist and musician.” The tracks were reengineered earlier this year in advance of the album release and include a live orchestra in addition to performances by Cheryl’s band.

Of the record, Bree Noble, founder of Women of Substance Radio, sums it up best in her personal letter to Cheryl:

“I just got done listening to your whole album. I have been completely swamped with music here, so I thought I'd never have time. But, once I started listening I had to keep going. I remembered your songs Keep and 16 Walls that we played a lot in the past and still have in our library. They were very good songs, but this album is on another plane. I am so impressed by the balance you have achieved here between pop and artsy, between uplifting and honest. Listening to this album is better than drinking a cup of Starbucks coffee (that's saying a lot for me)! It lifted my mood, enlivened my spirit and warmed my soul. You have a real gem on your hands and I think you can get a lot of TV and film placements out of these songs. And you are welcome to quote me on any of this. I don't often send personal reviews like this unless I really like something.”

Cheryl is currently planning performances across the USA with hopes to make it to the UK in the fall. She is also the new host of the world-famous Song Circle (formally NY Songwriters Circle) held monthly at the Bitter End in Manhattan. Follow Cheryl on Twitter at or on Facebook at

About Cheryl

Cheryl Engelhardt considers herself a "music creator who shares her process", working as a freelance composer for films and ads, a songwriter, and an author of articles and E-courses written for aspiring artists.

After graduating from Cornell University and spending several months SCUBA diving for the United States Geological Survey, Cheryl landed a job at a New York City jingle composing studio. There, Cheryl started first as a technology assistant, then as a composer and music supervisor, writing music for Fortune 500 companies’ commercials. During this time, her love of performing took over and while working in the ad industry, she put together her band and recorded her first album, “Shoes Off And Run”, in 2004, which won her VH1 and Billboard Songwriting awards as well as the Unsigned Artist of the Month in Keyboard Magazine.

Cheryl released her sophomore album, “Craving The Second”, in September 2007 with the marque singles “16 Walls” and “Keep”. Both songs have appeared on MTV’s “The Real World”, and “Keep” was heard in several episodes of ABC’s “All My Children.” Cheryl left the jingle house to pursue touring through the USA and Europe, appearing on the bill with Seal, Elvis Costello and Jason Mraz, and performing on the FOX Morning Show.

In May 2011, the piano-toting virtuoso released her third album “One Up”, which features a combination of upbeat pop songs and edgy anthems. This record was funded by fans and quickly got placements on an ABC Family promo ad, Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance", ABC's "Jane By Design", Pandora Radio, and in stores like Anthropologie. She is currently licensing all of her music while working to create new songs for other artists. Some notable co-writes have been with Toby Lightman, Brian Desveaux of the band Nine Days, Ladd Smith, Cameron Ernst, Cyndi Harvell and Millie Hansen (the last three whom she met while attending ASCAP's prestigious month-long Lester Sill songwriting workshop in Los Angeles in 2012).

Her commercial credits include Ziploc, Lysol, Lowes, Sonic Drive Through. Known for her speed and prolificness, Cheryl demonstrates her versatility as composer for, for whom she creates pop culture parodies, raps, Disney-esque musicals, and web series scores. She brings her love of building emotion, strengthening characters and collaboration to her dozens of film and documentary scores.

Cheryl has become known as a powerhouse in the music-creation world across several entertainment industries including the film, advertising and music industries. She speaks about being an independent musician, business woman and creating a career to love at colleges and music conferences like SXSW and the Millennium Music Conference. Her successful E-course is called "In The Key Of Success: The 5 Week Jump Start Strategy" and she is currently working on its sequel. She is scheduled to speak at SXSW Interactive 2013 about the importance of music in online video content and branding.

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