Sherri Seiden is an accomplished musician and educator with an inspiring career. Her training started with piano at 7 years old and adding voice lessons soon thereafter, with the rest being history. Sherri earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory where she continued both voice and piano studies. Next, Sherri attended The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and also studied with Professor Rudolf Knoll at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She completed a post-graduate program with the University of Toronto’s Opera Division as well as master classes for voice teachers at Northwestern University run by Steve W.Smith (Julliard). She was a first place winner of the Regional Metropolitan Opera Competition and a National Grand Finalist.
Sherri has extensive experience teaching private and group voice and piano lessons in her own studio and for private schools and universities including The Atlanta School of the Performing arts, Shorter University, GA, The Lovett school and The Suzuki School in Atlanta, GA. Sherri has also worked with very young children ages 2-4 in music appreciation and developmental interaction group classes, voice seminars for college students majoring in Musical Theatre and Voice, voice classes for actors, and audition preparation for competitions and more. Some of her more notable student achievements include winning roles as Eponine in the US national Tour of Les Miserables, Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins and Hong Kong Disney. Her students have been accepted to Boston Conservatory, University of Cincinnati Conservatory of music, Tanglewood NYU, UCLA, Boston University and several others.
Not only an accomplished instructor, Sherri Seiden is amazing on the stage. Her performances showcase that she’s equally at home in concert, opera and musical theater. She was an original cast member in the National Touring Company of Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast as well as cast for the role of Christine in the European Tour of Phantom of the Opera. She’s performed with the Canadian Opera Company, Los Angeles Opera Company and many other orchestras and opera companies across the globe. Sherri has also performed as a soloist with the National Philharmonic in Washington DC, at Constitutional Hall for the Horatio Alger awards honoring Denzel Washington, David Foster and others, as well as performed on National Television in China as a soloist with the Shenyang Orchestra. Notably, Sherri has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall 5 times in both the Brahms and Rutter Requiem.
Today Sherri maintains a performing schedule, works with the Sarasota County Public School system and teaches Voice & Piano lessons at EFMusic in both the Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch locations.