D.M.A., University of Kentucky
M.M., Juilliard School
B.M., Western Kentucky University
Office: Foster 120
Expert Areas: Voice
Mezzo Soprano Sherri Phelps is an active soloist throughout the Southeast including operatic, oratorio, and concert repertoire. Her credits include: appearances with various University Programs in two roles from Puccini’s Il trittico- La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica and Zita in Gianni Schicchi, as Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the title character in The Grand Dutchess of Gerolstein, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Madame T in Kirke Mecham’s Tartuffe, and Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. Ms. Phelps’s other appearances include the Music at the Mission Concert Series narrating Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat with Roscoe Lee Brown, a benefit concert with the Freemont Symphony Guild, Aspen Opera Center singing the role of Myrtle in Still Life. She has performed the mezzo soprano solos in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem and Messiah with the Lexington Philharmonic, and the role of Emilia in Otello with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. She spent the month of September concertizing in California singing the world premiere of Craig Bohmler’s song Keys as well as the rest of his song cycle Songs of Loss with the Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose under the baton of Emily Ray. Ms. Phelps has sung under the renown Jonathan Wilcox, and Sir Neville Marriner as well as many other conductors over the course of her career, and has recorded a role in Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land with Kirk Trevor. She is also an active teacher with experience at Western Kentucky University, Murray State University, and currently is on staff at Eastern Kentucky University’s Stephen Foster School of Music. A native of Morgantown, KY she currently resides in Lexington, KY where she has completed her DMA from the University of Kentucky after having received her Masters from the Juilliard School, and her Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University.