Cheryl Moore

Voice, Piano Teacher

Cheryl Moore

SAA Member


Omaha, NE

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Cheryl Shafer Moore, mezzo-soprano, now lives and teaches in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned her BA in Music from Sonoma State University, her MM in Vocal Performance from the University of New Mexico, and her DMA in Early Music Performance Practices from Case Western Reserve University. 

Cheryl is a versatile singer, comfortable both as a soloist and as an ensemble member, working in many musical styles and eras from medieval rondeaux to bel canto opera. As a soloist, she has performed in operas, musicals, and in the concert hall with Cinnabar Theater, The Jarvis Center, Northstar Opera Repertory Theater, Red Bluff Masterworks Chorale, Sonoma Bach, Valhalla Productions, Verismo Opera, and more. Favorite stage roles include The Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Amneris in Verdi’s Aida, and Erda in Wagner’s Siegfried. Concert appearances have included alto solos in Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Johannes-Passion. As an ensemble performer, she has sung with groups including Apollo’s Fire, Circa 1600, Opera Cleveland, Opera San Jose, Quire Cleveland, Schola Cantorum San Francisco, and Vajra Voices. In 2019, Cheryl sang the role of Lynda Bird Johnson in the west coast premiere of Henry Mollicone’s Lady Bird. 

​At the keyboard, she has accompanied ballet classes, singers, choirs, and chamber ensembles. She has been teaching music classes and lessons for over 20 years in private studios and at the high school and community college levels. Cheryl also directed the women’s choir of Cinnabar Theater from 2015-2020. She just recently received her Suzuki Piano Teacher training and is currently pursuing her Suzuki Voice Teacher training.

​In her spare time you’ll find Cheryl playing her guitar and ukulele, quilting, sewing, gardening, and traveling.

She teaches private voice and Suzuki piano lessons at the Omaha School of Music and Dance, at St. Cecilia, as well as in her home studio. She is a member of the SAA, MTNA, and NATS.