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Cheryl Nkeba, MM


Cheryl Nkeba has distinguished herself as a bassoonist, teacher, and administrator. She has performed extensively as chamber and freelance musician in the greater Washington, D.C. Region. Performances include the American Studio Orchestra, Soulful Symphony, Capitol Wind Symphony, and Prince George’s Philharmonic. She is currently the adjunct professor of bassoon at Washington Adventist University.


Passionate about education, she has served as the Director of Education Programs for the Baltimore Symphony, Prince George’s Philharmonic, and was the founder/director of the Mitchellville Community School of the Arts, Bowie, Maryland. Currently, she teaches woodwind instrumental sections/private lessons, Wind Chamber Music ensembles, music history and is the director of the US Jazz Band and Handbell Choirs at the Gilman School in Baltimore, Md.


She holds a GPD, Graduate Performance Diploma, bassoon, from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, a MM from West Virginia University, and BS from Norfolk State University. Cheryl’s teachers include Phillip Kolker, former principal bassoonist of the Baltimore Symphony; John Hunt, Eastman School of Music and Kim Wangler, West Virginia University.

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