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Sherwin Mackintosh

Composer | Producer | Director | Songwriter | Public Speaker

Sherwin has had music in his life from a very young age. It seems to flow out of him, one way or another. He was selected to provide the choir for the private memorial service in Manhattan for John F Kennedy Jr, one of the most beloved figures in US history. He was involved in many events like that through the years including the memorial at the Senate building in Washington for Governor Chiles (Florida) which had a few former presidents in attendance. He has been a speaker at ACDA conferences with a focus on music-related topics with show choir as a specialty. He helped in the formation of the Arts Region or “Daytime Zone” for people in the Entertainment industry. He also worked as a musical director and producer in New York City. He produced shows at many major venues including Madison Square Gardens, the Beacon Theater, Town Hall, and Harlem’s Apollo Theater.
Sherwin worked with the University of Florida as the Director of the new Performing Arts Center at the P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in the Department of Education. While at P.K. Yonge he has developed a Performing Arts program that started with 32 students and now involves over 800 students. The performing groups consistently receive Superior ratings from the Florida Vocal Association and the International Thespian Association at the District and State levels. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Arts. They have performed with the rock group, Sister Hazel, as well as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Mackintosh has produced major musicals at the P.K. Performing Arts Center including Les Misérables, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Annie, Hairspray and Ragtime. Sherwin established a new $6.5 million dollar facility, overseeing final construction, building management and staff. He developed Concert Series and programming. He developed Advisory Board and Corporate Sponsors for events. He established relations with schools, providing educational opportunities for at-risk children and senior citizens, including Orlando Opera, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Sherwin has co-written two musicals with long time friend, Steven Leslie Johnson, “Upside Down” and “Slingshot,” that were performed in New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Manila, and Moscow. Sherwin and his wife have traveled literally around the world holding music workshops on all seven continents. He also served as the music editor for the songbook, “Songs of the Kingdom,” contributing many songs and arrangements as well.

Here are a few of his accomplishments:
• Adult Ministry/Creative Arts Minister at North River Church
• He has Performed for Two Presidents
• Former Musical Director and Producer in New York City
• Produced Shows at Major Venues, including Madison Square Gardens, the Beacon Theater, Town Hall, and Harlem’s Apollo Theater
• Former Director of the New Performing Arts Center at the P.K. Yonge Development Research School
• Former Service as the ACDA Southern Regional R & S Chair for Show Choirs
Doctorate in Music Education with the University of Florida
• Masters Degree from New England Conservatory in Boston, MA
• Undergraduate Degree in Piano with Honors at the University of Florida
• Minster (and later an Elder) for the New York City Church
• Traveled the world as a Clinician, including Sydney, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Paris, and Sao Paulo
• Produced Gospel Choir for Opening of the Spring Fashion Show for DKNY/Donna Karen
• Produced Dot Com Inauguration Party in the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Performed on Broadway playing Keyboard I with the musical, “The Scarlet Pimpernel”
• Made his Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall playing piano with soprano, Sherrie Curtis Seidon
• Former Member of ASCAP, his works performed at Boston Opera House, Madison Square Gardens, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, throughout Europe, Manila, Philippines and Moscow, Russia
• Producing Memorial Services for the Families of the Victims of 9/11

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