Sherry Sinift is serving as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at Gettysburg College in the fall of 2012.
As a violinist Ms. Sinift has served as Concertmaster of the Fox Valley Symphony, the Milwaukee Opera Company, the Milwaukee Civic Symphony and the Skylight Opera Company. She has served as Associate Concertmaster of the Cheyenne Symphony and Sinfonia Virtuosi (a Milwaukee ensemble) and principal second violin of the Greeley Philharmonic as well as section violin for the Woodstock Mozart Festival and the Kalamazoo Symphony. Her extensive chamber music experience includes performances with the Summit Chamber Players on the UW Faculty Recital Series as well as many regional concert series; a tour of Spain, appearances on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem”, and performances for Young Audiences Inc. as first violinist of the Hawthorne Quartet, plus performances with the Starting and Stalling Orchestra and the Red Cedar Chamber Players. As a soloist Ms. Sinift has performed with the University of Wyoming Symphony and UW Chamber Orchestras, the Cheyenne Symphony, the Wyoming Symphony and Fox Valley Chamber Orchestra.
Sherry Sinift is a devoted violin teacher and specialist in violin pedagogy as well as a strong advocate for string education for students of all levels. Currently based in Laramie, WY she is founder and director of the String Academy of Wyoming, a member of the University of Wyoming faculty, supervising teacher for the UW String Project and a member of the Summit Chamber Players. During the summer she serves on the faculty of the Indiana University Summer String Academy and the Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists.
Ms. Sinift is sought after as a clinician, adjudicator and presenter. In this capacity she has served and participated in activities in Calgary, Seattle, New Jersey, Salt Lake City, Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota and for MTNA and ASTA national conferences.
Ms. Sinift earned a BM in Violin Performance from Western Michigan University and a MM in Violin Performance from Indiana University. Her influential teachers have included Tadeusz Wronski, Mimi Zweig, Gerald Fischbach and Rostislav Dubinsky
B.M., Western Michigan University
M.M., Indiana University