Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart...
— Pablo Casals

Anne-Marie Cherry is a versatile performer and educator enjoying a varied career as a soloist, chamber/orchestral musician, clinician, and recording artist.  She performs with orchestras nationwide, including recent engagements with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and the Austin Symphony. Since 2015, Dr. Cherry has been a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra; performing orchestral and chamber works in the beautiful scenery of the Colorado mountains every summer.  

As a soloist, she has performed with the Iowa Center for New Music, the Bainbridge Symphony, Texas Chamber Group, USC Wind Ensemble, UT New Music Ensemble, and the UT Jazz Orchestra. Also an active recording artist, she is the featured solo horn on the soundtrack of the upcoming film The Last Full Measure. Anne-Marie can also be heard on City People by Greg Johnson, the UT Wind Ensemble recording of John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus, and a soon to be released album of the chamber works of Zack Stanton.


A strong advocate of performer/composer collaboration, Anne-Marie frequently commissions new works for the horn in diverse contexts. She has collaborated with composers such as Zack Stanton, Hermes Camacho, Dennis Llinas, and Gabriel Santiago—and was the dedicatee of the ASCAP winning “Northern Impressions Suite,” which she recorded in the fall of 2009 with the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra. 

Previously, Dr. Cherry has been on the faculties of Spokane Falls Community College and Pasadena City College. As an active guest artist and clinician, she explores mindfulness in music performance and practice with students and teachers around the country. 

Dr. Cherry completed her D.M.A at the University of Southern California, crafting a unique course of study in horn performance, music education, arts leadership, and contemporary music studies.  A proud longhorn, she also holds an M.M. and B.M. from The University of Texas at Austin and is excited to join the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2018.