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Sherri Porterfield currently directs the choral music program of Frontier Trail Junior High in Olathe, Kansas. Her choirs have won numerous first place awards in competitions and have appeared at the Missouri Music Educators Convention and the Kansas Music Educators Convention. Prior to coming to Olathe, Ms. Porterfield taught middle level and high school choral music in the Fort Zumwalt School District in O'Fallon, Missouri for nine years. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Frontier Trail Junior High, she served as an adjunct assistant professor of music education at the University of Missouri‑Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Porterfield has an active composition career with now over 150 choral compositions published. Her music is represented in the catalogs of Heritage Music Press, Hinshaw Publishing, Warner Brothers, Inc., Alfred Publishing, Shawnee Press, and Hal Leonard Publishing. Twice, she has been awarded the ASCAP Award for Writing Excellence.
A native of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Ms. Porterfield earned the B.S.E. in music education from the University of Memphis and a M.M. in choral conducting from the University of Missouri‑Kansas City. As a clinician and as a guest conductor of elementary, middle level and high school honor choirs, she has worked with hundreds of students and teachers throughout the United States. Ms. Porterfield is a member of Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and ASCAP and has been selected two years in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.