Chicago Native LaShera Moore is a Graduate from Columbia College Chicago, where she
received her B.A. in Vocal Performance. She was involved with Gallery 37 where she did shows
“My Voice, My Art, My Life” (2003), “The Fugitive Prince” (Summer 2004) “Pippin” (Summer 2005)
and “Once on This Island” (Summer 2006), At Columbia, she proved herself to be the goto singer
for any style needed, from Country, Pop and Rock to Jazz, Gospel, Blues and R&B Soul, and
quickly found herself regularly performing with such greats as: New York Voices along with
Darmon Meader and Peter Eldridge, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Mavis Staples, Brian Culbertson
and other professional musicians. She performed at Koko Taylor’s Funeral in June 2009 and later
in November 2011 for Mrs. Maggie Daley, who was the Founder and Chair-Lady of Gallery
37/After School Matters. She is currently singing with The Forte Band, with Band Leader and
Guitarist, who is also a friend and faculty member of Columbia College Music Department, Chris
Forte and with fellow alum - Keelan Jones and the Keelan Jones Experience under Backbeatz
LaShera has performed at Chicago’s Annual Blues Fest in 2012, along with her blues mentor, Mr.
Fernando Jones. She was a featured soloist in the “I’ll Take You There, Homage to Blues and
Gospel” musical with Ms. Bobbi Wilsyn, (whom she had the pleasure of studying voice with at
Columbia College), along with other former instructors and other artists. In August 2012, she
joined to be a Teaching Artist and Mentor Windy City Music Theatre in Jefferson Park. She also
participated in shows with Windy City such as; “Little Shop of Horrors” (2013), “Guys and Dolls”
(2014), “Oliver” (2014), “The Big Friendly Giant” (2014), “Godspell” (2015) and Cinderella (2015).
Futhermore, She is also part-time Teaching Artist with Center of Community Arts Partnership
(CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago; teaching a Vocal Performance Program at Carl Schurz
High School, and Spry Community Links High School as the AfterSchool Choir Instructor with
Youth Guidance Organization.
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