Pianist Cheryl Lemmons is the staff accompanist at Abilene Christian University, from which she received a Bachelor of Music Education degree. She holds a Master of Music Degree in piano performance from Hardin Simmons University. Her former teachers include Lynn Bethel Baldwin, Ronald Rathbun and Dan McAlexander, and she has also studied with Harold Heiberg at the University of North Texas. She has participated in master classes and workshops with John Wustmann, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson and Seymour Bernstein.
Ms. Lemmons is a recitalist with extensive experience accompanying students as well as professionals. She has worked with the Abilene Opera Association in productions of Carmen, New Moon, The Student Prince, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro and Madama Butterfly, Peter Pan, and Don Giovanni. While at ACU, she has accompanied productions of Hansel and Gretel, Cendrillon, The Bartered Bride, Help, Help the Globolinks! Trial by Jury, The Consul, Signor Deluso, Gianni Schicchi, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Suor Angelica, Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutti and Die Fledermaus. She has also accompanied the ACU A Cappella Chorus in productions of Elijah, Choral Symphony by Beethoven, Eine Deutches Requiem by Brahms, Requiem by Verdi, Requiem by Fauré, Elijah by Mendelssohn and Quatro Pezzi Sacri by Verdi. In 2008 she performed in the West Coast premiere of John Musto’s Book of Uncommon Prayer in Malibu, CA. In 2014 she performed with saxophonist, Matthew Sintchak in Sunday Live from the Chazen, at the Chazen Museum in Madison, Wi, a concert that was live-broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio.
In addition to her responsibilities at ACU, Ms. Lemmons is on the faculty of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival, a month-long camp for highly gifted high school students from all over the United States.
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