Bestie Chat with Cheryl B. Engelhardt


Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer, songwriter, and consultant who got her start in music playing piano at age 2. After majoring in Biology and doing water quality research (aka scuba diving) for the government, she decided that music wasn't just a "hobby" and that she wanted to make a living composing and performing. Since then she's gone on to release four albums and also write jingles and commercial music for brands like Honey Nut Cheerios, Lysol, Lowes, and College Humor. In this interview Cheryl shares how she transitioned into making music her full-time career and various ways that she has made herself stand out from the crowd!

Bestie Chat | Composing, Licensing, Branding | Cheryl B. Engelhardt
Be vulnerable with intention to connect, not sell.
— Cheryl B. Engelhardt

In this episode, you'll learn...

  • What it means to write for the moving image
  • Why you need to master your instrumentals
  • What it's like to collaborate with film directors and producers
  • How going to auditions for films landed her composition jobs
  • What's a sonic identity and why you should have one
  • Why she thinks "no musicians are saying anything that matters"
  • Why it's importing to find transitions in telling your story

Links and references


Katherine Forbes | Nashville TN Website Design for Musicians

Katherine Forbes, Founder of Designing the Row

A Music City girl obsessed with creating confidence in my clients through design, branding, marketing, and community. In today’s world, your visual branding and online presence will either make or break you. I’ve got my Diet Coke in hand and am ready to get started on your next project.


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