In 2004, Sheri noticed that the radio was changing the climate of Musical Theatre and created Rock The Audition, a masterclass in auditioning for Rock Musicals. The class became a hit in NYC- and Sheri immediately became the worlds preeminent popular music repertoire coach. In 2011, she was the first author to publish a book on the new relationship between popular music and Musical Theatre (Hal Leonard books). This book, Rock The Audition: How to Prepare for and Get Cast in Musicals, brought her to 71 Musical Theatre programs in the last 7 years providing students, and their teachers and coaches the skills to successfully research, prepare and perform all styles of popular music currently represented on Broadway. 3 years ago, Sheri took her book and turned it into a new interactive Online Rock Musical Theatre Training Program. This makes it possible for individual professional performers and coaches, entire Musical Theatre programs, and now TEENS -to study directly with Sheri from every corner of the world. Sheri will be self-publishing her Second Edition in 2019 with inclusive language, and currently trains Trans/Non-Binary actors for free.
Sheri is the first person to professionally arrange audition cuts which can NOW be found at www.musicnotes.com/audition.
Sanders’ performance techniques have brought her students not only to the Broadway stage, West End, National and International touring companies, and regional productions of Tina Turner, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Spongebob, The Great Comet, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Kinky Boots, and Amelie to name a few, but also to Live TV Musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar,The Wiz, Rocky Horror, Grease and Hairspray LIVE, The Voice, Empire, The X Factor, American Idol, Glee and The Glee Project.
Lastly she is a seasoned Pop/Rock Musical Production coach for 7 college productions including Hair, Spring Awakening, American Idiot and Bright Star.
Thank you so much for taking the time to see what I’m about!
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Vocal Arranger
- Music Producer/Record Producer
- Home Studio Whiz
- Voice teacher with roster of private students
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
- ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD