Travis Sherwood, American Baritone has been praised for his powerful voice and emotionally poignant performances around the world, as an opera singer, concert artist, recitalist, and actor, performing a wide range of musical genres and styles.
On the operatic stage Dr. Sherwood has performed leading roles in Gianni Schicchi, The Tempest, Hänsel und Gretel, Die Zauberflöte, Das Liebesverbot, Albert Herring, Don Giovanni, The Rape of Lucretia, and Die Fledermaus. Dr. Sherwood has had the pleasure of singing for Aspen Opera Theater, "The Martina Arroyo Foundation, Prelude to Performance®", USC Thornton Opera, Princeton Festival, Bohéme Opera, Westminster Opera Theater, Spoleto Festival USA; and was a Guest Artist with CSUF Opera, an Associate Artist with Opera New Jersey, and a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at SongFest.
On the concert stage Dr. Sherwood has performed with the Hunterdon Symphony, Symphony of the Vines, Canto Bello Chamber Orchestra, and La Sierra Symphony Orchestra performing such works as Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Fauré's Requiem, Gounod's Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile, Schubert's Mass in G, Bach's Cantata 140, Haydn's Die Schöpfung, William Grant Still's Plain-Chant for America, Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem, and creating the role of Jesus in Kata Markon by Mark Lanz Weiser. Dr. Sherwood has enjoyed many collaborative recitals with distinguished pianists throughout the world. In addition to classical repertoire, Dr. Sherwood is noted for his ability to perform musical theater repertoire, most recently performing a series of musical theater reviews both in the US and throughout Thailand. Dr. Sherwood won first place in the Westminster Choir College Voice Scholarship Competition and was a finalist for the Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer Young Artists' Competition. Most recently Dr. Sherwood was honored at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music 2014 Honors Convocation as the recipient of the Opera Award as well as the Vocal Arts Department Award.
Offstage, Dr. Sherwood maintains an active career as a stage director and educator. As a stage director, Dr. Sherwood has directed for the Chamber Opera of USC, RVRHS Performing Arts Center, and assistant directed West Side Story for the opening of the Kilden Teater in Kristiansand, Norway. Dr. Sherwood is currently an Instructor of Voice on the faculty of Eastern New Mexico University. Prior appointments include Lecturer and Chair of the Voice department at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand; Fullerton Junior College; University of Southern California; and Westminster Conservatory of Music. Dr. Sherwood is a highly sought after guest lecturer on the subjects of Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Health, Vocal Anatomy, and Tomatis Technique for Singers.
Dr. Sherwood holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music; and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Westminster Choir College in music education and vocal performance. Additional studies include a certificate from the "Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice' in "Interprétation chant and piano" under the instruction of Dalton Baldwin.