Success Stories Created From 1992-2014!

Educator

Since her 1992 graduation with a degree in Music Education from the Conservatory of Music at Millikin University, Denise Sherman has been expressing her talents as an educator, serving as an in-demand voice teacher and performance coach, as well as performing throughout the country. As a director and composer, her pieces are performed nationally by soloists and ensembles. 

Clients have appeared on television shows including: American Idol, America's Got Talent, X-Factor and High School Musical-“Get in the Picture.” She has had tremendous success with her students earning places and then solos in the elite performing groups at their own schools. Of those students who choose to pursue a degree or a career in the performing arts, her college-bound seniors have a 100% placement for college auditions in Musical Theatre, Vocal Performance, Commercial Music and Music Educations, and 99% have been offered college scholarships. Some go on to perform all over the country in television or theatre, and theme parks including Disney World! Several of her students have been featured in print ads for national magazines as well. 

In addition to career-minded performers, many of Denise’s clients are individuals who wish to improve their vocal or performance technique for their own enjoyment or to earn roles in local community theater productions. Her door is open to all levels of talent and experience, and she also delights in teaching those who have no interest in performing for others, but who simply wish to express their love of music through song!

Performer & Recording Artist

Throughout the years, her tremendous ability to bridge genres of music has created national exposure for her singing, songwriting and performing. Her experiences span the spectrum from singing classically at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. to being a voice in UpStart, a powerful A'ccapella women's quartet. UpStart’s songs encouraged women and children, inviting them to "Take Back the Night," as part of the national campaign to support and empower victims of abuse. They also held concerts and workshops at many university campuses and performed on the main stage of theNational Women’s Music Festival. As a solo artist, Denise has written, recorded and produced three albumns. She has also been featured on numerous other albums.

Denise has performed in venues including Verizon Wireless Music CenterMurat Theater at Old National CenterAmerican Cabaret Theatre and Slipery Noodle in Indianapolis, IN,  Blues etc. in Chicago, and the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, as well as at countless Universities, Schools, Clubs, Convention Centers, Theatres and Churches. Denise has performed and/or recorded with Grammy and Tony Award winners and nominees such as Koko Taylor "The Queen of Blues," rock legends Cheap Trick, blues greats Taj MahalJames "Yank" RachellPinetop PerkinsKeb Mo'Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, and Governor Davis and the Blues Ambassadors,Duke Tumatoe; jazz's outstanding Diane Schuur and Sunny Wilkinson; national award-winning children’s singer and songwriter Thaddeus Rex; Broadway's Timothy Shew who starred in Tony Award Winning, "Les Miserables," Jodi Benson who starred as Disney's Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" and Barbie in "Toy Story 3, " and world-renowned opera singer Alan Held.

"Denise...Rock it Baby. You really know how!"
-- Rickie Byars-Beckwith
Singer, Songwriter, Author and Pioneer of contemporary spiritual music

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • emPower Music & Arts
  • Positive Music Association