Who We Are // Cheryl Blalock, Executive Director


Cheryl Blalock has long combined a full time business career with a part time music career. Her goal of synthesizing these two aspects of her training and experience came to fruition in 2014 with her role as Executive Director of the Masterworks Chorale. Cheryl’s business experience is quite broad, having led global account teams for strategic customers in the electronics industry. She has managed accounts as large as $500M and as small as $7M. Cheryl is particularly adept at learning and understanding customers’ needs, building strong teams, and managing projects and programs of large complexity.

A passionate leader in the performing arts, Cheryl has served on the board of directors for Lyric Theater (GSSSJ), actively driving Fundraising and Marketing. She has directed numerous Main Stage, Discovery and Outreach shows for Lyric Theatre and served as a faculty member for 9 years at the San Francisco’s Girl’s Chorus teaching students from middle school to adults. She maintains a private voice studio in San Mateo and Santa Clara. Cheryl has performed over 40 lead roles with companies such as Lamplighters, Lyric Theatre, Stanford Savoyards, and West Bay, Livermore, Oakland, Marin and Inland Opera Companies. She has toured nationally with two of Ken Malucelli’s productions, “Oh Mr. Sousa” and “SavoyExpress”. She performs both traditional and contemporary chamber music and as a professional soloist with local symphonies and churches.

In addition to her BA in Music and French from CSU, Long Beach, Cheryl has an MBA from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. Cheryl has extensive training from highly respected Voice and Acting Teachers including Michael Morris, James Toland, and Daniel Helfgot. She is fluent in French and English with Basic Performing skills in Spanish, Mandarin, Italian and German.