Music at Immanuel St. James
Sherron M. Adrian, Minister of Music
Sherron was born in Iowa and destined to be a musician from an early age. She had her first public piano recital at the age of four and became a marimba band member at eight. At the age of eighteen she toured with the USO Orchestra all over the USA performing for all the US military branches.
After the USO tour, she moved to New York to study piano and conducting at Julliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College, earning a BS of Music Education with Honorable Mention.
Sherron continued her music composition studies with Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland and others at Tanglewood in Massachusetts and next moved to France to study music theory, composition and piano at the Paris Conservatoire with Nadia Boulanger and Darius Milhaud.
Sherron returned from Paris to pursue her composing, piano and organ studies at Yale and was awarded a Master of Music and a Master of Musical Art degree.
Sherron has composed many Choral and Jazz works and Musicals, including A Christmas Mass for the New Haven Chorale lead by Gustav Meier which had its premier at Woolsey Hall. She has produced commissioned pieces such as the Easter Cantata for Paul Jordan, performed at the United Church on the Green in New Haven and some musicals, one of which included dance, a rock band and spectacular lightshow.
Sherron has been the Minister of Music, organist and choir director for many churches in the area and the musical director for operas, theater groups, academia and has performed in the entertainment industry. She has taught voice lessons for many years in her Hamden studio before coming to Immanuel St. James almost a decade ago. Sherron continues to write music for all genres and enjoys writing patriotic and twenty-first century music for the glory of God and country.