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Annie Scherer to perform at 2021 CDSWOY Awards Gala

SCHENECTADY, NY – Annie Scherer, a singer/songwriter from Voorheesville, N.Y., will be the guest performer for the 2021 Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on Monday, August 9 at the GE Theatre at Proctors at 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale via or through the Proctors Box Office phones, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 518-346-6204. All tickets must be purchased online or by phone.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year (CDSWOY) honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics, and community service. More information is provided at the website,

In April 2021, Annie was voted the best local performer in New York’s Capital Region according to the readers of the Albany Times Union.

“We are so pleased that Annie will be performing for us at the Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala,” said CDSWOY President Eric McDowell. “She will enlighten our stage with her talent, and we know many of her fans will be pleased to see her perform at the GE Theatre. As we provide our award recipients with a night to remember, it is fitting that Annie entertains us with her performances to make our Gala even more special.”

Annie combines her passion for classic rock icons such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones with her love for alternative artists like Lana Del Rey and Lorde. Her music fuses strong lyrics with haunting melodies.

“It’s wonderful to be able to perform for a live audience again, especially at such a noteworthy event,” commented Annie. “I’m honored to be a part of this celebration, which recognizes incredible young women who excel in so many ways. I can think of no better place to be celebrating these scholar athletes than in this historic theater. Proctors is special to me personally. As a child, I attended summer film camps here and performed with choirs in the theater and Key Hall. It is a thrill for me to be back here. Congratulations to the Capital District Sports Women of the Year and thank you for including me in this special event.”

Annie’s musical career began at a young age. At just six years old, Annie began piano lessons and devoted 13 years to classical performance. A year after she started playing piano, Annie wrote her first song. By age 12, Annie had taught herself guitar and started gigging and writing more seriously.

In 2015, she began recording her first EP, ‘Dreams Like This’ with the help of David Flint, a Nashville producer. The EP featured five original tracks and was released on January 1, 2017. That same year, she won a regional contest to sing the National Anthem at Tri-City Valley Cats.

As a student at The College of Saint Rose, Annie was awarded the Producer’s Choice for the ‘Celebration of Music’ PBS special in Troy, NY, hosted by Ethan Bortnick. She won a trip to Los Angeles, where she was taped performing her original song, ‘Andy Warhol’.

After releasing several singles, Annie’s first full-length album, ‘Garden Bed,’ debuted on March 26, 2021. Annie wrote all the songs and produced all but one track. ‘Garden Bed’ showcases Annie’s skills as a composer and multi-instrumentalist, as she performs the trumpet, piano, guitar, and ukulele, while arranging string quartet scores for songs like “Kaleidoscope” and “Ashamed.” The album was widely praised by numerous outlets, including American Songwriter, the Albany Times Union, and NYS Music.

In addition to her musical aspirations, Annie is a visual artist who does charcoal portraits. She recently graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry.

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