Sheryl Goodnight, a native of Bell County, graduated from Temple High School, attended Temple College, Baylor University, and received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Texas with the highest honors. She has a major in Piano Performance, and holds a Certificate of Flute Performance Above and Beyond the Requirements for a Degree. After winning First Place in the Tuesday Music Club of San Antonio Wind Competition, she did an intensive study of the flute with John Hicks and Karl Kraber of the UT Faculty; participating in several summers of master classes with Julius Baker of New York. Other teachers have included Torkil Bye, Helen Shanley, and Megan Meisenbach. Sheryl has performed throughout the State in recitals and programs and is a free-lance musician in the Central Texas Area. At the present time she is a part time instructor in flute at Temple College in Temple Texas, and at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas. She also maintains a private studio in her home in Little River; (some four miles from the Temple City limits). She is the Principal Flute in the Temple Symphony Orchestra, in which she is in her twentiethh season. Also she is a member of the Wednesday Morning Music Club of Austin and the Temple Music Club. Ms. Goodnight was inducted into the Walter Galawitz Hall of Fame at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 1998. In 2001, she released her first compact disc, Sheryl Goodnight "Debut". She performed at the 2001 National Flute Association Convention in Dallas.