With the New York Pops she travels annually overseas to countries such as Japan and Korea. The Pops also performed the world-premier of her orchestral piece, "Touch of the Earth." And recently FanFare from the street debuted by the Binghamton Philharmonic orchestra March 27, 1999.
As a composer, performer and teacher she has received several honors: The Kennedy Center Alliance Award for Outstanding Contributions and Achievements in the Arts, a grant from Meet the Composer and a Doctoral Fellowship from New York University. She is the past New York State president of the International Association of Jazz Educators, the New York Pops Education Coordinator for the five boroughs of New York City, and she is a clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals and Vic Firth Drum Sticks.
Maricle was born in Buffalo, New York, but her family moved to Endicott where she began studying snare drum in the sixth grade. After being "memorized by Buddy Rich and his Killer Force Orchestra," jazz drums became her focus. She played professionally in a variety of musical situations from jazz to symphony to Broadway while she was an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Earning her Bachelor of Arts, she moved to New York City, completed a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Jazz performance at New York University.
Maricle is a busy freelance musician who also performs regularly with New Jersey Symphony, Concordia, various Broadway shows, Maurice Hines, and the Oliver Jones Trio. She has worked with such jazz luminaries as Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Slam Stewart. Some of her other musical credits include appearing on stage in the Broadway production of Cabaret, a feature with DIVA on the television show CBS Sunday Morning, with the New York Pops on the PBS specials Great Love Songs and Skitch Henderson's 80th Birthday Gala, and also a feature for the Canadian Broadcast Company with the Oliver Jones Trio at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
DIVA's most recent recording is I Believe in You, recorded in November 1998. Their other CD's include Leave it to DIVA, 1997 and Something's Coming, 1995. Some of Maricle's additional recording credits include The Time Being: Cookin' on all Burners; Dedication: Sherrie Maricle and Friends, On the Brink with 5 PLAY and numerous compact discs with The New York Pops.