Amy Cherry

School of Music
Instructor, Music
Amy Cherry

Phone: 828-227-3725
Office Address: Coulter 464


  • D.M.A, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • B.M., University of Illinois


Amy K. Cherry is earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Dr. Cherry has served as visiting professor of trumpet at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky where she taught undergraduate and graduate students, led the Trumpet Ensemble and conducted the Brass Choir. She also has held teaching positions at Wright State University and East Tennessee State University.

During 1999, Dr. Cherry served as associate principal trumpet of the Hofer Symphoniker in Hof, Germany for a six-week appointment. She has been principal trumpet of the Kingsport Symphony and Johnson City Symphony Orchestras and played with numerous other groups including the Cincinnati Opera, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Opera, the Lexington Philharmonic, and the Summit Brass. She is currently the principal trumpet with the Brevard Chamber Orchestra, a member of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and a freelance musician in the western North Carolina area. Her trumpet instructors include Marie Speziale, Alan Siebert, and Ray Sasaki.

As an administrator, Dr. Cherry has worked with the Association for the Advancement of Arts Education, an organization in Cincinnati dedicated to linking local arts groups with K-12 teachers to provide enriching arts experiences for students. She also has served as Assistant to the Director of the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute. For the past four years Amy has been on the judging panels of the National Trumpet Competition in Fairfax, Virginia. Currently, she is serving as the Executive Director of the International Women's Brass Conference.


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