Founded in 2003 as the private music teaching studio of Steinway Artist Susan Merdinger, Sheridan Music Studio evolved to become in 2012 an independent record label and the not-for-profit music organization representing the creative vision of Founder and Artistic Director, Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger.
With the 2014 formation of Pianissimo! Ensemble, a collaboration with three marvelous Chicago-based concert pianists resulted in a great friendship and partnership in the creative marketing of this new ensemble. Distinguished pianist and scholar, Dr. Svetlana Belsky (Head of Piano Department at University of Chicago), took the lead in creating, editing and producing our CD’s and Videos, while Susan creates the printed and online website and arranges the concerts and fundraisers. Elena serves as our "librarian" and music programming coordinator, and Irina serves as our resident Opera specialist and social media exponent.
In 2017, Susan and Svetlana decided together that a collaborative effort to build Sheridan Music Studio into an independent Artists Agency and Record Label serving musicians beyond our immediate circle of friends might fill a void in the Classical Music Management field and also satisfy our non-musical artistic and creative urges. The idea is that musicians need to make commercial, professional recordings in order to be recognized and create a lasting legacy. They also need to take these recordings and go on tour to promote them. So the two marketing and promotional endeavors of performing and recording would be best covered by the same agency and representatives.
Scott Greene, with newly minted degrees in Music Technology and Clarinet Performance, and a wealth of professional experience as a Music Producer ( Megaphonix), joined on in June 2018 to completely run the Audio Recording and Engineering Department, in addition to taking on students of clarinet, music theory and electronic music production and composition.
Steve Greene, Banker, Music Director and Pianist, serves as the Chief Financial Officer and serves as Head of he Accompanying Department.
And who better t represent musicians than musicians themselves? Building upon our collective networks of professional colleagues, social media contacts, and music presenting organizations and venues, we have created a new, more comprehensive business model for managing musical artists’ careers- while keeping costs down and maximizing efficiency, and combining it with our passion for teaching, mentoring and performance.
We strive to include on our roster classical music performing artists, recording artists of different genres of music, composers, and interdisciplinary artists who work with musicians.
Through our professional association with Airbnb Experiences and TripAdvisor Experiences, Sheridan Music Studio House Concerts, is now an active offering on International platforms, enabling travelers and local residents to come and experience our music and musicians "live" in the comfort, intimacy and beauty of the Sheridan Music Studio.
Advisory Board of Directors
Jeremy Beck, Composer and Legal Counsel
Lawrence Block, Music and Legal Advisor
Joseph Diamond, Business Strategy
Lloyd Meyer, Legal Counsel
Steven Greene, Financial Advisor
Robert Cochran, Audio Technology Consultant
Scott B. Greene, Chief Audio Engineer and Music Producer
Mark Tullos, Video Engineer
Edward Ingold, Video and Audio Engineer