Cheryl Cunningham

Cheryl Dungan Cunningham (Harpist) has performed extensively in the mid-Atlantic region as a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician.  She is Principal Harpist with the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra and Allegro: The Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster.  As a member of Les Meslange des Plaisirs; The Fine Companions duo with flutist Amy Shimmin; Voix seraphique with keyboardist Kathleen Scheide, and as a founding member of the resident ensemble of the Southampton Chamber Music Society series, she frequently performs a wide variety of chamber music. 

Equally active as a pedagogue and author, Cheryl maintains a busy private teaching studio, and is an Affiliate Artist Instructor at Cairn University.  She was a contributing author to the American String Teacher’s Association publication, A Harp in the School: A Guide for School Ensemble Directors, and her articles about the harp have been published in the The Harp Column Magazine, American String Teacher, and AHS Teachers Forum.  In 2008, she served as a judge for The Young Artist’s Harp Competition. 

Cheryl currently serves as President and Director-at-Large of the American Harp Society, Inc. and is the longtime Treasurer of the Philadelphia Chapter of the AHS. From 2014-2016 she served as Chairman of the Board; from 2006-2010 First Vice President of the AHS; and in 2004, she was Co-Chairman of the AHS National Conference in Philadelphia.  Cheryl earned Bachelor of Music in Harp, Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Music in Harp degrees with High Distinction from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, where she studied with Susann McDonald and Peter E. Eagle.

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