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Sheridan Stormes

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Sheridan Stormes

Office Hours

Monday
  • from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday
  • from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday
  • from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday
  • from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday
  • from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location

IL-130

sstormes@butler.edu
317-940-9218

Performing and Fine Arts Librarian, Sheridan Stormes is currently an Associate Professor and liaison to Jordan College of the Arts. Sheri first joined the Butler Libraries staff in September 1976, and was initially hired as the Assistant Music Librarian. She was later promoted to Associate Music & Fine Arts Librarian. During her tenure as a professional librarian, Sheri served in administrative positions for seven years and was Acting Director of Libraries for the 1993-1994 Academic Year. She continued to serve as Associate Dean for Public Services for a few years after that before returning to her first love, music and the arts, by assuming the role of Performing and Fine Arts Librarian. Sheri is active in the national Music Library Association and the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association (MLA). She has served on numerous national and regional MLA committees and has served as Chair the MLA Profesional Development Committee, Chair of the Placement Officer Search Committee, and Co-Chair of the MLA Silent Auction. Sheri has also served as Local Arrangements Chair, Program Chair, and Chair of the MLA Midwest Chapter. She co-authored a chapter with Gordon Thiel in Careers in Music Librarianship, 2nd ed. and has contributed to the forthcoming edition of A Basic Music Library (4th ed., ALA). In addition, Sheri has been chief editor of the “Music-General” chapter of Magazines for Libraries (C. LaGuardia, ed.) since 2011. For nearly twenty-five years, Sheri taught (and created) singer’s diction classes for voice students in the School of Music. She also has taught an honors course in Music Research Techniques and team-taught Graduate Music Research for the JCA School of Music. Sheri began her vocal studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and holds a BM and an MM in Vocal Performance from Butler University and an MS in Library Science from Indiana University. Sheri has performed on Butler's Faculty Artist Series, Pi Kappa Lambda Benefit Recitals, and Romantic Festival. She also has performed with the Indiana Opera Theatre and has appeared as soloist with the Butler Symphony, Carmel Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Brass Chamber Orchestra. For over thirty-five years,, she maintained an active singing schedule, performing such works as Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Symphony No. 4, Elgar's Sea Pictures, Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio, Handel's Dettingen Te Deum and Messiah, Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Vivaldi's Gloria. She also performed the role of Mrs. Noye in a production of Britten's Noye's Fludde as part of the 2000 Spirit & Place Festival. Sheri is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is a member and past president of Delta Zeta Chapter and past National Associate Regent of Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honorary. She has served as an adjudicator for various statewide vocal competitions, including ISSMA and the Prelude Awards. Sheri has held positions as soloist and section leader in many of Indianapolis's largest temples and churches, including Trinity Episcopal Church, Meridian Street United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. Sheri has written a self-published singers’ diction text which she uses in teaching her classes, Diction: The Power of Pronunciation!