Journal of Singing Editorial Board

Sherri Weiler

Dr. Sherri Weiler is Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice (2013-14) at Florida State University, where she teaches a studio of applied voice students. Born in Greenville, SC, she received both the BA and M.Ed degrees from Clemson University. She received the MM degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and the DM degree from Florida State University in 2004. Dr. Weiler has taught voice at Alaska Pacific University, University of Alaska Anchorage, Florida A&M University, and Florida State University. She served as Director and Artistic Director of Anchorage Opera's Studio Theatre, a young artist touring and educational program, from 2000-2002. Dr. Weiler has worked part-time as a non-licensed voice therapist in the otolaryngology office of Dr. David Beal. Her professional publications include two articles for the Journal of Singing on the songs of Berlioz and Wagner; professional presentations include a lecture-recital on Russian art song performed for both the Southern chapter and the 47th national conference of the College Music Society. Dr. Weiler was a featured chamber music performer at the 2004 national conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, an organization in which she has served in the Alaska and Georgia chapters as president, membership chair, registrar, and secretary. She was selected to present a poster paper on the development of 19th-century Russian art song at the 2006 NATS national conference in Minneapolis, and currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Singing, a post she has held since 2008. Dr. Weiler has also written several articles for Classical Singer magazine.

In March 1992 Weiler represented the Municipality of Anchorage on a cultural exchange to Magadan, Russia, and was subsequently selected by Mstislav Rostropovich to sing the mezzo-soprano solo in Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky with the National Symphony in October 1992. These experiences helped instill a great love for and appreciation of Russian vocal literature. The singer coached Russian language and song literature for twelve years with Svetlana Velichko;. the two have a compact disc of 19th-century Russian vocal literature on the Centaur label, released in 2001, titled Russia: A Golden Century of Song. In Anchorage, 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. At Shorter College, Dr. Weiler performed the role of Marie of the Incarnation in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (2005) and La Principessa in Puccini's Suor Angelica (2007), and has given recitals for the University of Toledo, Willamette University and Portland State University, the Oregon Music Teachers' Association, Anchorage Opera, Anchorage Festival of Music, the University of Alaska Anchorage, Florida A&M University, and Shorter University.