Cheryl Mah graduated from Elder Conservatorium of Music (Australia) with concurrent majors in Piano Performance and Music Education. She then completed Performance based Master Degree in Conducting and Directorship from Salford University (England, UK) under tutelages of Dr. David King and Dr. Roy Newsome, specializing in Brass Band Conducting.
As a music educator, she has been actively involved in conducting, lecturing, tutoring in local universities, school band camps and festivals, and as well adjudicating for local band competitions. Since 2008, she has been a part-time faculty member at UCSI University Music Department as Orchestra Conductor, where she conducts UCSIU Orchestra in regular concert performances, repertoires ranging from Bach to Prokofiev.
Cheryl was invited to represent the country in participating SEA Young Conductors’ Workshop (2009/2010) in Salaya Thailand, which jointly organized by Goethe-Instituts and College of Music, Mahidol University.
Apart from being active as band/orchestra conductor, Cheryl has played with various ensembles as Baritone Saxophonist –PJ Youth Symphonic Band, Greg Lyons Nonet. She is the co-founder of Birdian Saxophone Quartet and has performed extensively with the quartet in various occasions. Their recent concert appearance at klpac Pentas 2 “Simply the Original” featuring original literature for saxophone quartet was well-received.
Cheryl is currently Band Director of Confucian Symphonic Band, Assunta Symphonic Band, and has recently appointed as Band Director of klpac Symphonic Band. She is as well a woodwind/piano tutor based in the Klang Valley.
Cheryl is the conductor for UCSI University’s orchestra and teaches Conducting Skills. She is also the Resident Conductor & Music Director for the klpac Symphonic Band.