Dr. Daniel E. Cherry is the Associate Professor of Trombone at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the Principal Trombonist with the Liberty Wind Symphony. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone and Voice Performance from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, then went on to receive both his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Trombone from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He is a member of the International Trombone Association, Chamber Music America, and the International Women’s Brass Conference.
Before he began his teaching career, Dan was the Principal Trombonist of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra (WV) and has performed with such groups as the Cincinnati Symphony (OH), the Dayton Philharmonic (OH), the Lexington Philharmonic (KY), the West Virginia Symphony, the Spartanburg Philharmonic (SC) and the Asheville Symphony (NC). He is an active chamber musician, performing regularly with the Balaton Chamber Brass (trumpet/trombone duo) in concerts and festivals throughout the country. Dan has performed at the International Trombone Festival, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival with the Palmetto Posaunen (a large professional trombone ensemble), and he has performed on several international tours (including concerts in China, Russia, Germany, Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic and the UK) with the Kryos Brass (West Chester University’s Faculty Brass Quintet), the Fortress Brass, and the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet. In addition to his classical music endeavors, Dan is also the director of the Statesmen Big Band and performs with the WCU jazz faculty combo.