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music, performing arts, heritage, preservation, Mozart, American popular music, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, early rock and roll
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About Me

Sherry Davis is a scholar-practitioner focusing on the preservation and advocacy of music history and heritage. Working in both classical and popular genres, she leverages a unique passion and vitae of education and experience to inform her interdisciplinary approach as a professional. Sherry creates accessibility, relevance and excitement in her work that cultivates broader audiences and secures sustainability for music of the past.

Recent Publications

“Phenomenology of the Surf Ballroom’s Winter Dance Party: Affect and Community at a Popular Music Heritage Site” in Remembering Popular Music’s Past: Memory, Heritage Memory by Anthem Press (2019)

Media Coverage
Badische Zeitung (Germany), KIMT (Iowa)
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Local & Regional, Public History