Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Sunday, October 25

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Sherry Overholt

Sherry Overholt


Fields of Study:
Voice Performance

Degrees and Studies:
DMA, Yale University

Biographical Information:
soprano, maintains a busy schedule as a performer and teacher. She gained a special affinity for contemporary song through her studies with Phyllis Curtin, a noted soprano with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and a champion of that genre. Curtin mentored Overholt as a fellow artist at the Tanglewood Festival for two seasons and as a Master's and Doctoral student at Yale University. Ms. Overholt is completing her second recording with MSR classics. In 2013 she recorded Vincent Persichetti's cycle "Harmonium," and this fall completes another recording of his rare and unpublished songs. This will be her fourth recording.

Her operatic credids include numerous performances with the Glimmerglass, Kentucy, Sarasota and Virginia opera companies in leading roles, including Violetta, Gilda, Zerlina, Marzelline and Musetta. She premiered the title role of Mordeen in Frank Lewin's opera "Burning Bright" to great national and international acclaim, and subsequently recorded the opera for Albany Records.

As an operatic recitalist, Ms. Overholt has performed in more than 300 concerts spanning 10 seasons with the Columbia Artists' Community Concert series. Her orchestral highlights include performances with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and five seasons with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She currently is the Director of Vocal Studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Associate Professor at Purchase College Conservatory, founder and Artistic Director of the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, and Queens Summer Vocal Institute for high school students. Ms. Overholt received her Masters, Master of Musical Arts and DMA degrees from Yale University.



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