Shelbi Herndon is a Voice and Piano Teacher at Gray School of Music
Shelbi Herndon graduated from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas in May 2015 with her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. While at ETBU, she taught private voice and piano students of all ages and genres, sang with the jazz and symphonic bands, traveled to New York City’s Carnegie Hall with the concert choir, and traveled to Chicago’s Symphony Hall as the soloist for the symphonic band. Ms. Herndon was the soprano section leader in ETBU’s auditioned group, Concert Choir and she was the alto section leader in ETBU’s elite, small auditioned group, University Singers.
While a student at ETBU, Shelbi Herndon was seen in ETBU’s opera scenes program, as Amelia in the comic opera Amelia Goes to the Ball, and sang roles in several musicals and played roles onstage in plays with the Theater Department at ETBU. During her four years in undergrad, Shelbi was invited to participate in numerous summer festivals and programs.
Ms. Herndon traveled to Salzburg, Austria, northern Italy, Taos, NM, and Miami, FL for young artist and studio opera apprentice programs. She has competed in numerous competitions and received awards from companies such as the Metropolitan Opera Nationals Council Auditions. In addition to performing, Shelbi has a passion for church music. Since high school, Ms. Herndon has worked and sang in many churches throughout East Texas. Shelbi’s students have gone on to win Superior ratings at State Solo & Ensemble and place in All-Region choirs.
Shelbi Herndon’s favorite music to sing is jazz, gospel, art songs, gospel, spirituals, and classical music. In August 2016, Shelbi began her Master’s degree in Voice Performance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.