Sherri Moore Weiler

Curriculum Vitae
About Me
Curriculum Vitae
Performance Résumé
Sound Clips
Selected Publications and Russian Diction
Fitness and Diet


Doctor of Music, Vocal Performance/Pedagogy Emphasis, December 2004

The Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Doctoral Treatise: "Solving Counterproductive Tensions Induced by Russian Diction for American Singers"

Master of Music, Vocal Performance, 1981

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Cincinnati, Ohio

Master of Education, Secondary Education, Reading Specialist, 1975

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education, English, 1974

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

Significant teachers: Stanford Olsen, Patricia Berlin, Richard Miller, Marianna Busching, Jane Frazier Rolandi,

W. Stephen Smith, Gloria Marinacci Allen


      American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates—Associate Professor of Music, August 2016

            Teaching consists of 6-12 applied voice studio lessons (MUS 252, 352), Fundamentals of Music (MUS 101), Class Piano I (MUS 170), Musical Theatre Preparation (MUS 39409), Musical Theatre History (THE 301)


      Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL—Visiting Professor of Music, 2013-14

            Teaching consists of 22 weekly private studio lessons


      Shorter University, Rome, GA—Assistant Professor of Music (2004-2010); Tenured Associate Professor of Music (2010-2012)

            Teaching consisted of 18-20 weekly private studio lessons; Vocal Pedagogy and Supervised Voice Teaching (MUS 4181/4182); Russian Diction for Singers (MUS 3130); Zumba (HPE 1112); First Year at Shorter (FYS) team-taught orientation sequence, and private coaching in Russian diction


      Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL—Graduate Teaching Fellowship; Graduate Teaching Assistant, 12 voice students/semester , 2002-2004

      Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL— Adjunct Professor of Voice, 2002-2004

            At FSU and FAMU teaching consisted of weekly private studio lessons (12-18 students per week);

at FAMU, Fundamentals of Voice (MVV 2111) taught as well


      University of Alaska Anchorage—Term Assistant Professor of Music, 1995-96 and 2000-01; Continuing Part-time Adjunct in Voice, 1992-2002

            At UAA classes taught included Class Voice I & II (MUS 152 & 153); Voice Methods for education majors (MUS 374) which included vocal technique/pedagogy; Voice Master Class for music majors/minors (MUS 468) which included song literature and diction; Opera Workshop (MUS 313) which included scenes from operas and musical; Studio Voice lessons (MUS 161-462); Music Appreciation (MUS 121) for general education requirements, all majors (Class sizes 8 to 48 students on average)


      Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK—Adjunct Instructor of Music, 1991-1993

            At APU classes taught included Studio Voice lessons and Class Voice for humanities majors (10 students per week on average)      

      Katy Public Schools, Katy, TX—Private Voice Instructor for Choral Program, 1988-1990

            At Katy and Taylor High Schools in Katy, TX, private voice lessons were taught to choral students in an integrated extracurricular program (15 students per week on average)

      Oconee County Public Schools—Teacher, Grades 7 & 8 English, Seneca, SC, 1974-1979

            At Seneca Junior High School, regular classroom duties included teaching English classes from remedial to gifted; serving as advisor for school newspaper; directing annual talent show and school musical revue




            “Teaching the World to Sing—Cross-Cultural Considerations,” VoicePRINTS, Vol. 16, No. 4, March-April 2019


            “The Song File: Turkish Delight,” Journal of Singing, Vol. 72, No. 1, September 2015


            “The Song File: All the World’s a Stage,” Journal of Singing, Vol. 71, No. 5, May 2015


“The Song File: From Russia with Love, Part 3,” Journal of Singing, Vol. 71, No. 3, January 2015


“The Song File: From Russia with Love, Part 2,” Journal of Singing, Vol. 71, No. 2, November 2014


“The Song File: From Russia with Love, Part 1,” Journal of Singing, Vol. 71, No. 1


            “Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été:  A Performer’s Perspective,” Journal of Singing, Vol. 61, No. 4, March 2005


            “Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder:  Isolde Personified,” Journal of Singing, Vol. 62, No. 3, January 2006


“Russian Art Song: An Interview with Nicolai Janitzky.” Classical Singer, July 2004: 20-24.


“Caruso’s ‘Method of Voice Production: The Scientific Culture of Voice.’” Classical Singer, June 2004: 34-35.


“Care of the Professional Voice.” Classical Singer, March 2004: 40-41.


“The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice.” Classical Singer, February 2004: 60-63.


“Book Synopsis of Richard Miller’s The Structure of Singing.” Classical Singer, January 2004: 88-89.



            National Association of Teachers of Singing 55th National Conference, Las Vegas, June 25, 2018: featured presenter, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing: Cross-Cultural Vocal Techniques for the Global Village”


            International Congress of Voice Teachers, Stockholm, Sweden, August 4, 2017: Lecture-Recital, “Tracing Folk Roots in Russian Romansiy, 1850-1950”


            College Music Society International Conference, Sydney, Australia, July 13, 2017: Paper, “Development of the Russian Art Song: Tracing Folk Roots in Russian Romansiy, 1850-1950”


            National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference, Minneapolis, July 3, 2006: poster paper

                  presentation of primary elements of Russian art song


“Development of the Russian Art Song: Folk Roots in Russian Romansy” a lecture-recital presented for the annual conference, Southern Chapter, College Music Society, February 19, 2004, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg; also presented at the 47th National Conference, November 4, 2004, San Francisco, CA


National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference, New Orleans, July 9, 2004: recital performance of Respighi’s Il Tramonto as a featured chamber music presenter

SIGNIFICANT PERFORMING EXPERIENCE (also see separate Performance Résumé below)


            Alexander Nevsky (Prokofiev), National Symphony Orchestra (1992) Mstislav Rostropovich conducting

            Requiem (Verdi), Anchorage Symphony, with bass Jerome Hines, tenor Jerrold Siena (1994)

            Incidental Music to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Mendelssohn), The Cleveland Orchestra,

                  Blossom Music Center (1986), Yoshimi Takeda conducting

            Five Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Chorus (Sankey), premier, Aspen Music Festival (1979)

            Dorabella, Così fan tutte, in German (Mozart) at Schloss Schieleiten, Austria (1981)



Al Ain Music Festival, Garden City Classics Concert, Nov 3, 2017, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Faculty Recitalist, American University of Sharjah, February 2017, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Recitalist for Willamette University (1997), Portland State University (1997), Oregon Music Teachers’ Association (1997), Anchorage Opera (1997, 2000), Anchorage Festival of Music (1998, 2000 with pianist John Wustman), and University of Alaska Anchorage (1995)

            Alexander Nevsky (Prokofiev), Anchorage Symphony (2001), Randall Craig Fleischer conducting

            St. John Passion (Bach), William Ramsey conducting, Anchorage Festival of Music (1999)

            Elijah (Mendelssohn), Anchorage Festival of Music, with soprano Erie Mills (1998)

            Requiem (Mozart), Anchorage Festival of Music (1996; and also 2002)

            Grand Mass in C-minor (Mozart), The Cantari Singers, Columbus, OH (1983)

                YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM:  Cleveland Opera, 1986-88

            Larina, Evgeny Onegin (Tchaikovsky                     Anchorage Opera (2010)

            Mother, The Consul (Menotti)                                Florida State Opera (2004)

            Mrs. Grose, The Turn of the Screw (Britten)           Anchorage Opera (2002)

            Iolanthe, Iolanthe (Gilbert & Sullivan)                     Anchorage Opera (2001)

            Mercedes, Carmen (Bizet)                                     Sacramento Opera (2000)

                                                                                       Cleveland Opera (1989)

            Berta, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)                      Anchorage Opera (2000)

            Teresa, La Sonnambula (Bellini)                            Anchorage Opera (1999)

            Marthe Schwerlein, Faust (Gounod)                      Anchorage Opera (1997)



            Faculty recitals and performances, American University of Sharjah (2017, 2018)

            Solo Faculty recitals, Shorter University (2004, 2005, 2006)

            La Principessa, Suor Angelica (Puccini)                          Shorter University (2007)

            Mother Marie, Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc)       Shorter University (2005)

            Guest artist, Kaleidoscope Faculty Concert Series           Florida State University (2004)

            Recitalist for Tallahassee Music Guild (2003)                   Florida A&M University (2003)

            Tallahassee Music Guild, alto soloist for annual Messiah Sing-along (2002-2004)

            Mother, Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)       Anchorage and Houston (1988, 1996, 1998)

            Prince Orlovsky, Die Fledermaus (Strauss)            Opera West, Denver (1983)



                  Journal of Singing, Editorial Board 2008-present; “The Song File” manager/columnist, 2014-2016

      Anchorage Opera Studio Theatre—Director, 2001-02; Artistic Director, 2000-2001

            At Anchorage Opera, duties included conceptualizing, designing, and implementing all aspects of the Studio Theatre young artist educational outreach program from its inception; guiding application and audition procedures; researching and choosing appropriate repertoire for opera/musical theatre presentation to public school students, K-12; rehearsing and coaching singers for school shows, concerts, recitals in and beyond Anchorage; booking/scheduling tours

      Voice Therapist (non-licensed) for Dr. David Beal, 4001 Laurel, Anchorage, AK

            As an associate in his voice clinic, supervised training was received in the observation and treatment of non-pathologic laryngeal disorders; duties included administering voice therapy to patients for correct use of the vocal mechanism following illness or surgery; consulting with doctor on exercises designed to maximize proper use of the muscular structures associated with singing and speech to avoid injury in professional voice users


       Vocal Coach-US Air Force "Band of the Pacific," Elmendorf AFB, AK, 1998-2002

Principal duties included giving private coachings/lessons to members of this elite vocal corps



      First International Music Festival, American University of Sharjah, UAE, Jan 28-Feb 3, 2018. Where East Meets West. I organized and produced a week-long music festival featuring American and Arab musicians and 20 American college students. We served over 80 AUS music students during the week through performances, master classes, and lectures

      Seven Hills Opera Theatre, Rome, GA: in early 2005 I founded a community opera company in order to utilize the fine talents of local singers and faculty from both Shorter University and Berry College. I directed our first production--an updated English version of Donizetti's comic masterpiece The Elixir of Love--which played for two performances, March 9-10, 2006. On March 8-9, 2007, S.H.O.T. presented Johann Strauss's operetta Die Fledermaus, and in December 2010, Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors.

      Anchorage (AK) Arts Advisory Commission, 2006-2012. Mayoral appointment, served as member four years, then Chair for two years. Responsibilities included administering an annual $300K budget to research, evaluate proposals, and grant funding to various arts organizations within the municipality of Anchorage



      Russia:  Golden Century of Song, Centaur Records, November 2001; a recital of 19th century

            Russian art song with pianist Svetlana Velichko; liner notes and translations by artist



            Organized and inaugurated Seven Hills Opera Theatre, 2006, in Rome, GA

            Tallahassee Music Guild, member, 2003-04; twice was alto soloist for annual Messiah Sing-along

                                                also 2013 alto soloist for Messiah Sing-along

            Anchorage Arts Advisory Commission, 1997-2002; Chairperson, 2001-2002

            Board Member, Anchorage Opera Guild, 1996-98

            Director, Yours, Anne, a musical drama about the life of Anne Frank for “The Anne Frank Project,” Temple Beth Shalom, Anchorage, AK, 1994

            Music Director, Closer Than Ever, (Maltby & Shires) for Anchorage Musical Theatre, 1992

            Director of Arts and Drama, First Presbyterian Church, Anchorage, AK, 1991-1993



Functional conversation in Russian, German, Spanish; reading knowledge in French and Italian

Excellent piano and accompanying abilities; piano study began at age 5



      National Association of Teachers of Singing:  Member, Southeastern Chapter, 2002-present; President, Alaska Chapter, 1995-2000; Secretary, 1992-1995 and 2000-2002; member, national organization, 1990-present

      International Society for Music Education, member since 2016

      The College Music Society, member since 2002



      Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2018; College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah

      Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2017; College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah

      Faculty Seed Grant, 2016; College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah

      Florida State University:  College Teaching Fellowship, 2002-03; Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2002-04

      American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria:  Scholarship, German language and music study, 1981College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati:  Full tuition scholarship and graduate assistantship, 1979-1981     

Fulbright Fellowship: National Finalist, 1980

      Aspen Music Festival:  Full scholarship, 1979

National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Young Artist’s Awards, Oratorio Division; South Carolina

      state winner, placing 2nd in Southeast region, 1979



Dr. Sherri Weiler
Associate Professor, Performing Arts Program
American University of Sharjah
PO Box 26666
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates