Dr. Sherrill Blodget is Director of Choral Activities and Coordinator the Music Program at VTSU Castleton. She directs the University Chorale and Castleton Chamber Singers, teaches conducting, Soundings, and world music, and is vocal director for musical theater productions. She is the faculty advisor to the Castleton Student ACDA Chapter and a cappella ensemble Vocal Unrest. Blodget is active as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor at home and abroad, was selected as the 2019 Vermont State Colleges Faculty Fellow, and participated in the ACDA International Conductors Exchange program in Montevideo, Uruguay. She co-founded the Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium to promote annual masterwork collaborations between the Vermont colleges and has served as Collegiate and University R&S Chair (present), President, Ethnic and Multicultural, and Community Choir Repertoire and Standards Chairs for Vermont ACDA and on the National Board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.
Blodget enjoys teaching and performing, and strongly believes in the power of music to inspire students and audiences alike. Prior to joining the Castleton faculty in 2008, she directed high school choral, university, community, and church choirs across the United States. Her research interests include Latin American baroque and contemporary choral music, and choral voice placement. Blodget earned her D.M.A. in choral conducting with orchestral conducting minor from the University of Arizona; M.M. in choral conducting from the University of Oregon; M.M. in music education from the Pennsylvania State University; and B.A. in music from Yale University. When not involved in making music, Blodget loves to hike, x-country ski, swim, and explore Vermont and the Adirondacks with her two sons, husband, and dog Galahad.