Cheryl Hart has been actively involved in the Salt Lake City music community for more than twenty years as a performer and teacher. In 1998 she received a Master of Music degree from the University of Utah. Principal teachers include JoAnn Ottley and Robert Breault.
As a member of the Utah Symphony Chorus, Ms. Hart was soprano soloist in performances of the Mozart Coronation Mass, the Fauré Requiem and the Rutter Requiem. She was also a member of the Utah early music ensemble, Musica Reservata, as vocalist and instrumentalist in public concerts and educational service.
Ms. Hart is especially pleased to sing music written for her by her husband, Steven Roens. Three Songs on Poems of W. S. Merwin, scored for soprano and clarinet, was performed at the 2002 Society of Composers Convention and at the 2003 International Clarinet Convention. She sang Invocations, another Roens work, with the Salt Lake Contemporary Music Consortium. In 2009 she appeared with the University of Utah Philharmonia in the performance of Specific Gravity, four poems by Utah Poet Laureate, Katherine Coles, set by Mr. Roens. She also performed this piece at the 2010 Utah Arts Festival. She has enjoyed performing the music of other contemporary composers in concerts with Canyonlands New Music Ensemble.
She has been teaching vocal technique at Westminster College since 1997 and is currently director of the University of Utah Early Music Ensemble.