Faculty Profile

Sharri VanAlstine, Assistant Professor

Office location: Center Of The Arts CA2021
Phone: (262) 472-1352
Email: vanalsts@uww.edu
Department(s):  Music

Vocal Jazz director


B.M.E. Bethel University-Minnesota; M.M. St. Cloud State University-Minnesota; Ph.D. University of Minnesota


Professor VanAlstine joined the faculty at UW-Whitewater in 2011. She was Instructor of Record at the University of Minnesota for music methods coursework for elementary classroom teachers, and also taught collegiate Class Piano, Music Appreciation, Music Fundamentals, and Concert Choir at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minnesota. The bulk of her career, however, has focused on high school choral music education. She taught high school and middle school choral music, Music Appreciation, and voice lessons for 17 years, including 2 years at Black Forest Academy in southwestern Germany. In addition to her teaching duties, she has traveled and performed with Evangelion, a professional choir based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on semi-annual tours to Ukraine. She has also directed the Sanctuary Choir at First Baptist Church in Cambridge, Minnesota for 16 years. In 2011, she joined the Bel Canto chorus of Milwaukee. VanAlstine has published in Gopher Notes, the Minnesota publication for MENC: National Association for Music Education. She has also presented at Minnesota Music Educators Association Conferences (MENC), Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) for the “Big Ten,” and Internationalizing the College Campus Conferences at the University of Minnesota (ICC).

Classes Taught

Vocal Jazz, Women’s Chorale, Choral Methods, Class Voice, Music Methods for Classroom Teachers, student teacher supervision.


Center of the Arts
950 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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