Sheridan Currie is the principal violist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has performed as a chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras since her concerto debut in 1997. She has a passion for performing chamber music and has been a member of the Lake String Quartet, appearing on the quartet’s first CD, entitled By the Lake, in 2005. As a founding member of the Masala String Quartet, she enjoyed working closely with such composers as Bruce Adolphe, Gerhard Samuel, John Corigliano, and Evan Chambers.
Sheridan began her musical training on the violin at age nine at her public elementary 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 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 currently teaches viola and violin privately.