Cheryl Heyres (Performing Arts/Music) Cheryl Heyres serves as the Performing Arts and Music Director at Leman International School Chengdu, China. Ms. Cheryl is originally from the Philippines and earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Santo Thomas, Conservatory of Music. This is Ms. Cheryl’s 14th year of teaching with 5 year teaching opportunities at International School Manila and Alston Middle School in the United States along with her current 4 years at Leman International School. During her time in the United States, Ms. Cheryl was awarded the opportunity to perform as the director of the Instrumental Music section of the STARTS and GATEWAY program in the Dorchester 2 School District in South Carolina. In addition to this directorial accolade, Ms. Heyres has also trained students to perform at the global level with festival performances in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Ms. Heyres has also had an illustrious career in performing music. Ms. Heyres is a former principal cellist in the UST Symphony Orchestra as well as a member of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra. She has traveled globally to perform in countries that include Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and the United States. Through her travels, Ms. Heyres has also had the opportunity to perform with many international talents such as Broadway Star-Lea Salonga, Pianist-Cecil Licad, and world renowned performers such as Josh Groban, and Andrea Bocelli.
With the implementation of the Juilliard-NAE Performing Arts Programme, Ms. Heyres received training from The Juilliard School in New York August of 2016 and is looking forward to developing the music program at Leman International School with the collaboration with Juilliard and the NAE Performing Arts Programme.