Erica Cherry is a clarinetist and teaching artist active in the Philadelphia area. Passionate about both performance and education, she maintains a vibrant private studio of over fifty clarinet and piano students. Erica also acts as a woodwind coach and operations manager for the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County. She is an advocate for accessible music education and outreach, and has worked as a lead teacher for the Whiz Kids Music Program, traveled to Belize as a teaching artist with MUSaid, and worked with COR Music Project. Erica has developed a series of interactive children’s concerts that have been presented in local non-traditional spaces, as well as an engaging day camp curriculum geared towards second-year band students. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center, and she regularly presents chamber music recitals. Erica has studied and trained at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Training Lab. Her primary teachers are Thomas Thompson and Ron Aufmann.