An active free-lance horn player and music educator, Anne-Marie Cherry has held the title of principal horn with the Round Rock Symphony from 2008-2012, and has performed with the San Antonio, Downey and Austin Symphonies in addition to the Dallas Wind Symphony, Victoria Bach Festival and the Austin City Brass Ensemble.
In 2007, Ms. Cherry received third prize at the International Horn Competition of America, and first prize in the Mid-South Division of the International Horn Society Solo Competition in 2005. She is also a founding member of the Texas Chamber Group, which received the 2010 American Prize in Orchestral Performance for a production of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, which included a faculty panel discussion and scaled-down dance staging, in efforts to increase audience accessibility of the work. Anne-Marie also competed in the 2013 Coleman Chamber Competition as a member of Vista Brass Quintet. Vista was not only a finalist in the competition, but the only brass ensemble to advance to the finals.
A strong advocate of performer/composer collaboration, Ms. Cherry has worked with several composers, commissioning new works for the horn in diverse contexts such as jazz orchestra, horn and chamber orchestra, and horn with percussion. She has collaborated with composers such as Zack Stanton, Dennis Llinas, Brett Kroening, and Gabriel Santiago, and was the dedicatee of the ASCAP winning performance of Santiago’s “Northern Impressions Suite,” which she recorded in the fall of 2009 with the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra.
Additionally, she can be heard on several recordings with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, including the ground-breaking recording of John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus, and a soon-to-be released recording on the Klavier label.
Ms. Cherry is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music, and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary teachers have been Dr. Kristy Morrell and Patrick Hughes.
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