Sheri Falcone is currently Instructor of Clarinet and Saxophone and the Woodwind and Performance Area Coordinator at Mississippi State University. Her responsibilities include, applied studies in clarinet and saxophone, woodwind methods, chamber music classes and advanced woodwind methods for the Master of Music Education program. In addition to her teaching duties, Ms. Falcone serves as the principal clarinetist with the Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra, subs with Orchestras and performs as a soloist. She has performed and presented at the College Music Society, National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors and the International Double Reed Society at the International, National, Regional, and State levels. Recently, she was invited as an alumna to perform at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York through their Arts Across Campus Program. She has also served on the board of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association as the Vice-President for Collegiate and National Competitions. Her current and former students have won competitions including MMTA and MTNA Young Artist Competition and as winners of the Starkville/MSU Symphony Concerto Competition. She has had two students who taught in Europe, one at the St. Gilgen International School in St. Gilgen, Austria and one at the Amadeus International School Vienna, Austria and many who are teaching in the public schools. Her biography has been featured in Who’s Who in America and Covington Who’s Who. Ms. Falcone released a chamber music CD with Centaur Records, Inc. in 2015 with works by Igor Stravinsky, Bill Douglas and Mississippian composer Shandy Phillips. The CD is a premiere of trio and quartet music for clarinet, bassoon, violin and piano. Aside from music, Ms. Falcone is fluent in American Sign Language and has presented at the International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth on the topic “Effective Health Communication Among Hearing Impaired with ASL as a Primary Language.”
Ms. Falcone also spent two years teaching K-6 in Syracuse, New York and one-year teaching as an assistant band director grades 7-12 in Charleston, South Carolina. While in Charleston, she was also an adjunct clarinet instructor at Charleston Southern University.
Ms. Falcone is affiliated with several national associations such as, Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. Ms. Falcone holds an Associate degree in Applied Science from Onondaga Community College, a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Music in Music Education and Clarinet from Syracuse University and has done some additional work toward her doctorate degree.