Cheryl Tschanz’s ability as a pianist was recognized early. At seven, Clavier magazine described her as having “startling qualities of great talent.” She attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and, at eleven, made her major orchestral debut as guest soloist with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has played in solo performances and with orchestras and chamber music groups throughout the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Finland. She received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana University and a Doctorate from Stony Brook University. Her principal teachers were Ruth Edwards, Boris Berman, Konrad Wolff and Gilbert Kalish. A dedicated teacher for over thirty years, Dr. Tschanz was an assistant professor of music at Colby College from 1991-2008, where she directed the piano and accompanying programs. She currently lives in Celebration, Florida where she maintains a private teaching studio and is an active soloist and chamber musician.