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    Sherry Danielson
    NCTM, is a violinist with the Mid-Columbia Symphony and the Walla Walla Symphony. She is a graduate of Central Missouri University with BME and MA degrees in music.  Further study includes the Suzuki Approach:  Books 1 through 4 training, ASTA workshops  and 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 with teachers in the northwest has been with 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            An Analysis of Selected String Orchestra Compositions by Twentieth-Century American Composers (unpublished Master's Degree Thesis, 1969).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).

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

    Certification:  Public Education Certificates in MO, NY and WA.  MTNA:  Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Violin (NCTM), served as ASTA/CAP clinician.

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

    Music Clubs (by audition): Schenectady Music Club, Albany Music Club (Albany, NY), Alliance Music Club (Alliance, OH)

    Honorary: Pi Kappa Lambda Music Fraternity

    Chamber Groups:  The Talia String Quartet, Bonbons Violin/Harp Duo, Camerata Musica Recital

    Students' Accomplishments include:  Tri-City Chapter 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.

    Students have participated in 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 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.