Sheridan singing into a microphone
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Sheridan Zuther

Voice, Jazz

Sheridan Zuther grew up on the central prairie plains of North Dakota and as soon as she could talk, started singing in her farm’s concrete silo and climbed up bales of hay to perform for crowds of cows. At age 9, Sheridan was fortunate to have supportive parents who drove 120 miles every week in order for her to take private voice lessons at Minot State University for the next 8 years.

Sheridan went on to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, receiving her B.M. in Vocal Performance-Opera. While in college, she discovered other outlets of musical entertainment that inspired her love of singing a range of genres from country to pop, from gospel to jazz, performing with variety bands around the state of North Dakota, in Kansas City and the Twin Cities.

After graduate studies at UMKC in which she sang at Carnegie Hall, she moved to the Twin Cities and starred in musical theatre productions at the Guthrie, Ordway Center, Pantages, Park Square, Bloomington Civic, Minneapolis Musical Theater, productions with the MN Orchestra and was guest soloist with Robert Robinson’s Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir. As an alumni of the Cabaret Conference at Yale University, she is one of the founding members of the Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network, promoting public awareness and advancement of cabaret performance in the Twin Cities community.

Sheridan performed full-time for seven years with the nationally-acclaimed vocal quintet Five By Design, and thoroughly enjoyed working in the entertainment industry as their Operations Manager as well as co-creating Five By Design’s musical production Stay Tuned, which premiered in 2006 with the Arkansas Symphony. With 5XD, she toured the continental U.S. and Canada averaging 210 days on the road, performing lush harmonies and swingin’ rhythms with pop symphony orchestras and studio big bands, in conjunction with teaching vocal clinics and master classes in high schools and universities.

As Associate Producer with Cardinal Theatricals, Sheridan co-produces large-scale musicals such as RENT and The Rocky Horror Show starring Don Shelby. She recently served as guest artist and clinician at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Vocal Jazz Festival and Eau Claire High School Jazz Festival. In addition to serving as producer and band leader of her own shows, Sheridan continues to sing with Five By Design and perform in musicals around the Twin Cities. She is honored to teach voice at MacPhail School of Music, as well as Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts in St. Paul, and vocal jazz and musical theatre sessions at International Music Camp at the Peace Gardens on the North Dakota/ Manitoba border, giving back to a wonderful summer art institution which she attended in her early teens studying saxophone, drama and creative writing.

Favorite non-musical hobby: Hiking & Gardening

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