Amy Cherry is currently a freelance musician and trumpet teacher in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. She holds a B.M. in Trumpet Performance from the University of Illinois and an M.M. and D.M.A. in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Cherry will act as a visiting professor at Delaware State University in 2016. She served as Assistant Professor of Music at Western Carolina University from 2008-2014, and has previously held the position of Instructor of Trumpet at Morehead State University, Wright State University and East Tennessee State University.
She has served as Principal Trumpet with the Asheville Lyric Opera, Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, and Third Trumpet with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Kingsport Symphony, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Opera, the Lexington Philharmonic, the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Flat Rock Playhouse, Mannheim Steamroller, the Monarch Brass Ensemble, the Athena Brass Band, and the Summit Brass Ensemble. Amy is an active chamber musician interested in reaching new audiences and expanding the repertoire for brass instruments. To achieve those goals she founded the Balaton Chamber Brass in 2010 with her husband, trombonist Dan Cherry. Their debut album, Changing Times & Colorswas released in 2015 on the Albany Records label.