Dr. Cheryl Shafer Moore, mezzo-soprano, earned her BA in Music from Sonoma State University, her MM in Vocal Performance from the University of New Mexico, and her DMA in Early Music Performance Practices from Case Western Reserve University. Cheryl is a versatile singer, comfortable both as a soloist and as an ensemble member, working in many styles and eras of music, from medieval rondeaux to bel canto opera. As a soloist, she has performed in operas, musicals, and in the concert hall with Cinnabar Theater, The Jarvis Center, Northstar Opera Repertory Theater, Red Bluff Masterworks Chorale, Sonoma Bach, Valhalla Productions, Verismo Opera, and more. Favorite stage roles include The Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), The Sorceress (Dido and Æneas), and Dorabella (Così fan Tutte). Concert appearances include the alto solos in Vivaldi's Magnificat, Handel's Messiah, and Bach’s St. John Passion. As an ensemble performer, she has sung with Opera San Jose, Opera Cleveland, Apollo’s Fire, Schola Cantorum San Francisco, Circa 1600, Quire Cleveland, and Vajra Voices. In addition to teaching private lessons in Sonoma County, she directs the women's choir of Cinnabar Theater. In her spare time, you'll likely find Cheryl playing Baroque doubles at the piano or singing French chansons with her ukulele. Cheryl studies with contralto Karen R Clark.