About Me

Emily Sherman grew up surrounded by music. Being raised in a family of professional musicians, she was exposed to numerous genres and performances. This instilled a passion for music that only grew with time. As a Bay Area native, Emily frequently visited San Francisco to experience different culture and music. She began to play the clarinet at age 10, but soon discovered a deeper love for the alto saxophone a year later. She loved learning about music so much that she asked for piano lessons, and when that wasn’t enough, she sought out resources to teach herself guitar. Emily’s passion for music grew exponentially when she began to attend Cazadero Performing Arts Camp at age 11. She continued to attend the camp for the next three years, and then worked on staff as a counselor and as a music instructor for the four years after that. In attending and working at the camp, Emily’s musicality, skill, and passion for playing music flourished. Throughout high school, Emily hungered for challenges and to meet people who understood music on a deeper level. She found this by participating in numerous honor bands and festivals. She was selected to participate in the California All State Band her senior year, and this proved to make a lasting impression on her as a musician. That one experience proved to Emily that pursuing a career in music was the obvious path, and nothing else could ever be as fulfilling. After spending a year at a community college, Emily was anxious to attend Berklee College of music. Her father attended the college, so she had grown up listening to his stories and experiences that influenced her even more. Understanding that Berklee was a very elite college, Emily knew that she would be with people just as passionate about music as she was. Shortly after her first semester, Emily was exposed to the world of recording, and soon found a love for sound. She is currently enrolled in the Production and Engineering program, and aspires to become a successful studio engineer and producer.

Experience & Education

Current

  • Specialist for Apple
    March 2014 to Present (over 5 years)
  • Access Control Supervisor for Berklee College of Music
    October 2013 to Present (about 6 years)

    I oversee access control staff and respond to all safety issues in the Berklee Performance Center.

  • Supervisor for Berklee College of Music
    February 2012 to Present (over 7 years)

    I work at all of the Berklee venues including the BPC, 939 Café, David Friend Recital Hall, 1A, and 1W. I direct, teach, and supervise the stage crew members that I work with during the shifts.

  • Audition & Interview Assistant for Berklee College of Music
    January 2012 to Present (over 7 years)

Past

  • Music Instructor for Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
    June 2012 to August 2012 (2 months)

    I taught jazz theory, as well as group master classes for the saxophone. I ran sectionals and was also in charge of other employees who assisted me.

  • Counselor for Cazadero Music Camp
    June 2009 to August 2011 (over 2 years)

    I provided 24-hour supervision to a counseling unit of approximately 12 children (with the assistance of a Counselor-in-Training). I coached music ensembles and sectionals; performed with camp orchestra, band, jazz ensemble, and/or chorus.

  • Pit orchestra musician for Roustabout Theater
    May 2011 to June 2011 (about a month)

    I played Alto sax, Tenor sax, Clarinet, Bari sax, and Bass clarinet for the show entitled "The Drowsy Chaperone."

Education

  • in Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music
    2012 to 2015 (3 years)
  • in Music at Santa Rosa Junior College
    2010 to 2011 (1 years)
  • in at Casa Grande High School
    2006 to 2010 (4 years)