When Bill Sherrill (b. 1939) departed for college with piano and voice scholarships, there were fond hopes within his family of a musical career for him. College tennis and the study of Chemistry soon displayed and delayed those hopes. After college and during a working career which included stints as a Naval Flight Officer, Intelligence Officer, and Chief Administrator for large law firms, he kept in touch with music by singing in varied oratorio and symphonic choruses. He retired early to study music and has been composing ever since. He also serves as a Church Musician which provides a ready venue for conducting, composing, and arranging.
Sherrill’s degrees are from Erskine College, North Greenville University, and the University of Southern California; and he also studied postgraduate composition and conducting at Converse College and Westminster Choir College, respectively. He is a member of the Society of Composers International, the American Choral Directors Association, ASCAP, and the Hymn Society. He composes and arranges in many musical genres and for most instruments, but specializes in choral music. His works have been premiered at several universities and churches and in New York City.