Cherilyn Worthen

Faculty Member

Cherilyn Worthen


Cherilyn Worthen is an associate professor of choral music education at Utah Valley University where she conducts the UVU Women's Choir and is the music education coordinator.

Dr. Worthen holds choral conducting and music education degrees from Brigham Young University and a PhD in music education from the University of Utah.

She directs the Choir School for the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and is an active guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States for school, church, and community choirs. Her research has been featured at domestic and international conferences including NAfME, ACDA, and the 2016 and 2018 Oxford Conducting Institute.


Ph D, University of Utah, 2014

Major: Music Education

MA, Brigham Young University, 2002

Major: Choral Conducting Performance

BS, Brigham Young University, 1999

Major: Choral Music Education


MUSC 4221

Advanced Choral Literature and Methods, Spring 2024


Emerald Singers-Soprano/Alto Choir, Spring 2024

MUSC 2350

Fundamentals of Conducting, Spring 2024

MUSC 4780

Pre-Service Student Teaching, Spring 2024


Private Lessons I, Spring 2024


Private Lessons II, Spring 2024

MUSC 4785

Student Teaching Seminar, Spring 2024


Worthen, Cherilyn , BYU Graduate Music Education Seminar, "Choral Programming_ Creativity and Curriculum", Brigham Young University, Virtual (Provo, UT). (June 15, 2022)


Faculty Excellence Award

UVU - April 15, 2022

Faculty nominated and voted award that represents excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.

Bonnie Baliff-Spanvill Fellowship

Research Institute at the UVU Women's Success Center - May 1, 2021