The Winspear Centre
Nov 01, 2021
Sheryl Bowhay
The Winspear Centre

Sheryl Bowhay has been acknowledged for her leadership in teaching and the fine arts. She specializes in instrumental music education and has taught bands, orchestras, and choirs at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels in Alberta and Ontario. Sheryl is active as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician.


Ms. Bowhay actively participates on arts committees and boards at the local, provincial and international level. Sheryl served various roles on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Band Association, including President, was the founding President of the Ontario Band Association, and is a Past President of the International Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu. Sheryl currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre for Music, and is Chair of the $17M Capital Campaign for the Winspear Completion Project.


As a community advocate, Sheryl serves on the Board of Directors of Riverbend Community League, and Riverbend ROCKS, an organization dedicated to social inclusion and building community.


Sheryl has performed in community orchestras and bands throughout her life, and in 2017-2018 had the opportunity to perform with the Banda del Centre de Musical de Xábia, in Spain. Sheryl believes that music creates community and is a passionate advocate for music education in our schools and in our community.