Sherry Sinift HEADSHOT

Sherry Sinift

  • Adjunct Professor, UWM String Academy


MM, Music Performance, Indiana University


Sherry Sinift is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee String Academy. Ms. Sinift is a devoted violin and viola teacher and strong advocate for quality string education, as well as an active solo, orchestral, and chamber music performer.

As the Founder and Director of the String Academy of Wyoming (1994-2023) and former faculty member of the University of Wyoming Ms. Sinift has taught violin/viola pedagogy at the university level; studio violin at the college level; pre-college violin and viola students at the String Academy of Wyoming as well as serving as a supervising teacher for the University of Wyoming String Project. The University of Wyoming String Project (2000-2022) provided teacher training to UW students, many of whom have graduated and are impacting string education in the state and region. Former String Academy students have gone on to study at major music schools and have integrated music into their lives as professionals or as passionate amateurs. Ms. Sinift is on the faculty of the Indiana University Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists, has served as a guest teacher and/or lecturer in Utah, Maryland, Indiana, Wisconsin, Paris, London, U.K. and was a member of the IU Summer String Academy for more than twenty-five years. Ms. Sinift holds a B.M. in violin performance from Western Michigan University and an M. M. in violin performance from Indiana University. Her influential teachers include Gerald Fishbach, Mimi Zweig, and Tadeusz Wronski.