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Sherri Pilon, lyric soprano, joined the voice faculty at Hope College in 2001. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Sherri also had the privilege of studying the Alexander Technique at the Royal Academy of Music and Drama in London England.
After graduation, Sherri was a member of the voice faculty at Webster University for thirteen years. While living and teaching in St. Louis she also served as the Director of Vocal Studies for the St. Louis Performing Arts Center and Music Specialist for the St. Louis Association for Retarded Children. In addition to teaching at Hope, she taught part time at Grand Valley State University from 2004-2009.
Sherri has enjoyed many roles on the Musical Theatre and Opera stage. She has performed as soloist with the St. Louis Metropolitan Orchestra, the Recent Music Concert Series, annual musical theatre recitals with tenor Gary Sims, and numerous faculty recitals. She had the distinct honor of singing the premiere performance of ‘Songs for Soprano’ by Kim Portnoy.
Sherri was recipient of the prestigious Susan Coleman Award, The National Association for Business and Career Women, Music Major of the Year at the University of Wisconsin, and a three time winner of the NATS competition. She is an active member and judge for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Sherri’s students can be seen performing on Broadway, including a two time Tony Award winner, in movies, and on Prime Time TV.