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 Erda (Siegfried), The Sorceress (Dido and Æneas), and The Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors). Past concert appearances have included 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 José, Opera Cleveland, Apollo’s Fire, Schola Cantorum San Francisco, Circa 1600, Quire Cleveland, and Vajra Voices. Upcoming performances for 2019 include the roles of Amneris (Aida) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) with Versimo Opera, and the roles of Quickly (Falstaff) and Sally (Die Fledermaus) with Bay Shore Lyric Opera. 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.