Sheridan Currie, viola/violin
Sheridan Kamberger Currie is the principal violist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed as chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has appeared as soloist numerous times with the DPO, as well as other orchestras. In 1998, Currie was the Time Warner String Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and was the winner of both the Nakamichi Viola Concerto Competition and the Geraldine B. Gee International Viola Competition there.
She has a passion for performing chamber music. She was a member of the Lake String Quartet, which holds a summer residency in Yellowstone National Park. During her tenure, the Lake Quartet released their first CD, entitled By the Lake. As a member of the Masala String Quartet, she enjoyed working closely with such composers as Bruce Adolphe, Gerhard Samuel, John Corigliano, and Evan Chambers. In addition to world premiere performances of works by Adolphe and Samuel, the Masala Quartet gave the European premiere of Chambers' First String Quartet, and recorded for the Vienna Modern Masters label.
Currie began her musical training on the violin at age nine at her public school in Maryland. After earning her Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Baltimore Symphony principal violist Richard Field, she moved to Cincinnati where she studied extensively with Masao Kawasaki and Catharine Carroll-Lees at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. During that period, she earned a Masters degree and also served as teaching assistant for the Kawasaki/Carroll viola studio.
Sheridan Currie teaches viola and violin privately, and is the viola professor at the University of Dayton and at Cedarville University. In addition, she performs with the Cincinnati and Columbus Symphonies. When she is not pursuing musical activities, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her family.