Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor of Music and Music Department Chair. B.M. (Voice) Wesleyan College, 1979; M.M. (Vocal Performance) Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, 1981; M.M. (Choral Conducting) Yale School of Music, 1991.
Ms. Cheek directs the Wesleyan Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes vocal ensemble, and teaches applied voice. As a mezzo-soprano, she is an active performer in recital, concert, and opera across the United States and in Europe. She has sung in Master Classes with Martin Katz, Ruth Golden, and John Alexander, and been soloist with the Theatre of Opera in Humbach, Germany, the Dorian Opera Theatre at Luther College in Iowa, and the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Italy. Ms. Cheek is a member of NATS, ACDA, MENC, GMEA Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Kappa Phi. Currently, Ms Cheek is serving as Chair of the Music Department. Porter Fine Arts Building 101
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