Shorter College’s Sherri Weiler to Present Faculty Recital
Mezzo-soprano Sherri Weiler will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, in Shorter College’s Brookes Chapel. The event is open to the public at no charge.
Weiler, who serves as assistant professor of music at Shorter, teaches voice, vocal pedagogy, voice class and Russian diction. She received both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Clemson University, the Master of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and the Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University.
She has taught voice at Alaska Pacific University, the University of Alaska Anchorage, Florida A&M, and Florida State University. She served as director and artistic director of Anchorage Opera’s Studio Theatre and has worked part-time as a non-licensed voice therapist in an otolaryngology office.
As a performer, Dr. Weiler was selected by Mstislav Rostropovich to sing the mezzo-soprano solo in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with the National Symphony. The singer coached Russian language and song literature for 14 years with Svetlana Velichko, a graduate of and 29-year member of the Moscow Conservatory piano faculty. The two have a compact disc on the Centaur label, released in 2001, titled Russia: Golden Century of Song.
Dr. Weiler has performed the Verdi Requiem with bass Jerome Hines, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with soprano Erie Mills, and a Schubert bicentennial recital with pianist John Wustman. She has appeared with the Florida State Opera, Anchorage Opera, Sacramento Opera, Cleveland Opera, and Opera West in roles including Mrs. Grose (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw), Iolanthe (Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe), Mercedes (Bizet’s Carmen), and the Mother in Menotti’s two operas The Consul and Amahl and the Night Visitors.