YOBC Executive Director
ERICA CHERRY is an administrator, clarinetist and teaching artist active in the Philadelphia area. Ms. Cherry is currently the Executive Director of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC). Prior to this position, she acted as a Woodwind Coach and Operations Manager for YOBC since 2014. Passionate about both performance and education, she also maintains a vibrant private studio of clarinet and piano students. Ms. Cherry is an advocate for accessible music education and outreach, and has traveled to Belize, El Salvador, and Antigua to support youth orchestra programs, teach, and perform. She 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. Ms. Cherry has studied and trained at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Training Lab.
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