» Dr. Cheryl Lin Fielding
Adjunct Faculty

College of Performing Arts
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Dr. Cheryl Lin Fielding
Opera Chapman/Collaborative Pianist
Office Location:
Bertea Hall 217
(714) 744-2108
University of Southern California, Doctor of Music in Performance

Cheryl Lin Fielding has been praised as “a fine pianist” (New York Times) and her pianism described as “warm, grand...and rich” (The New York Sun). Her solo and collaborative performances have taken her to Japan, Taiwan, Italy, and throughout the United States, including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Juilliard Theater, the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Getty Museum.

Dr. Fielding has been honored with the Grace B. Jackson Prize in Excellence by the Tanglewood Music Festival, recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and three times received the distinguished Gwendolyn Koldofsky Award in Keyboard Collaborative Arts.

Cheryl's musical studies began at the age of three in Taiwan, first on the piano and later on the violin, and continued through dual master's degrees at the Juilliard School (Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano), and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California, with extended emphasis in Vocal performance.

Her major teachers were: Jonathan Feldman, Elizabeth Hynes, Gabriela Imreh, Alan Smith, Oxana Yablonskaya and Brian Zeger. Among the luminaries she has had the honor of performing with are:  Peter Atherton, Christian Badea, Stephen Coker, John DeMain, Randall Behr, Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Milena Kitic, James Levine, Timothy Lindberg, Angela Meade, George Mester, Carol Neblett, Daniel Spalding, Daniel Wachs, Linda Watson and Dean Williamson.

Dr. Fielding has worked with the Philadelphia Virtuosi, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, Operafestival di Roma, Pacific Symphony, the Juilliard School, and the USC Thornton Opera.  She is currently the music director at Opera Chapman and adjunct professor and vocal coach at the Chapman University Conservatory of Music.