Sherry Danielson NCTM, is a violinist with the Mid-Columbia Symphony and the Walla Walla Symphony. She is a graduate of University of Central Missouri with BME and MA degrees in music.  Further study includes the Suzuki Approach:  Books 1 through 4 training, ASTA workshops, as well as chamber music workshops at Southern Oregon University.  

    Teachers have included Russell Webber, Kansas City, MO, co-author  of "Above the First Position" and composer of many pieces and arrangements for the intermediate-advancing violinist, Hugh Williams (student of Elman, violin/viola  professor at Central Missouri University), and Louis Riemer (student of  Auer, asst. concertmaster KC Philharmonic and  concertmaster of St. Joseph Symphony).  Further study has included performer-teachers, Alan Bodman, Jeff Cox and Lisa Robertson.  She has participated in classes with Ruggiero Ricci, John Kendall, Shinichi Suzuki, Samuel Applebaum and Paul Rolland.

    Research Topics
            An Analysis of Selected String Orchestra Compositions by Twentieth-Century American Composers
                (Master's Degree Thesis, 1969).
            The Brain and Music (Presentation for Tri-City Chapter WSMTA, 1984).
            Overview of the Development of Chamber Music, especially for Strings and Piano (Presentation for Tri-City Chapter WSMTA, 1994).
            A New Look at Certification:  Tools for You and Your Students' Evaluation.  Portfolio Projects
                (Presentation for Tri-City Chapter WSMTA, 2015).

            Music Lesson Assignments, a 48-Week Planner.  no longer available
    Certification:  Public Education Certificates in MO, NY and WA.  MTNA:  Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Violin (NCTM),
    Teaching Experience and Student Information
    Missouri:  St. Joseph (started a new string program), Lee's Summit (beginners through middle school)
    New York
    :  Mohanason School District in Schenectady (3rd grade overflow class), sub. in Saratoga Springs
    Washington:  Kennewick (Ele. and Middle School Orchestras; strings coach with KeHS Symphony) and Hanford HS Strings) 
    Public School Orchestra Accomplishments:  Consistent I ratings at Large Group Festivals
    *Active as a clinician and judge for CBMEA and has served as ASTA/CAP clinician.

    Private teaching:   currently, violin/viola studio in the Tri-Cities, WA. 
    Previous studios in Lee's Summit, MO, Schenectady, NY
    and Akron, OH.

    Private Students' Accomplishments:  Tri-City Chapter WSMTA Adjudications Honors Recitals,
    CBMEA Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival:  I ratings
    , CBMEA Regional Solo Representatives at WMEA State Solo Festival,
    WMEA State Solo Festival Medal Winner (2nd Place medal)
    , Mid-Columbia Symphony
    Young Artists' Competition Division and Overall Winners
    , WA representative to the National NSOA Youth Orchestra Audition,
    Richardson Scholarship Winners in Music
    , WSMTA Conference Honors Recitals, District VI WSMTA
    and Tri-City Chapter Scholarship Winners, MCYS members (by audition), Inland NW Musicians Young Artist Winner,
    Camerata Musica Young Artists of Distinction, Musicfest Northwest medal winners and superior ratings.
    Music Camps:  Marrowstone Music Festival, WSU Cougar String Camp, CWU Kairos Chamber Music Lyceum, Sacramento Youth Symphony Summer Workshop, CWU Orchestra Leadership Seminar.
    Student Placement in Music Studios and orchestras at Washington State University, University of Washington, 
    University of Oklahoma, Whitworth College, Utah State University, Central Washington University, 
    Eastern Washington University,  University of Missouri at Kansas City, Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Division, Walla Walla University.

    Symphony experience: St. Joseph Symphony, Schenectady Symphony, UMKC Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Washington East Opera, Oregon East Symphony.   Current:  Mid-Columbia Symphony and Walla Walla Symphony.

    Professional Organizations: ASTA, MTNA (WSMTA and Tri-City Chapter), SAA and SAWS.  President of Tri-City Chapter WSMTA,  web site administrator for Tri-City Chapter WSMTA, secretary for Tri-City Chapter, MAP chair for Tri-City Chapter.

    Music Clubs (by audition): Schenectady Music Club, Albany Music Club (Albany, NY), Alliance Music Club (Alliance, OH)
    Honorary: Pi Kappa Lambda Music Fraternity
    Current Chamber Group:  The Talia String Quartet