Clarinetist Morrie Sherry has dynamically combined a career of performing and teaching in the New York metropolitan area. Called “an artist of superb ability and flawless musicianship” by The Arlington Journal, she is a founding member of the NoMa NYC Ensemble and a member of the St. Cecilia Chamber Ensemble where she also serves on its Board of Directors. An avid chamber musician, she performed as a festival artist at the Manchester Music Festival for twenty-four years performing in numerous solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts including the premiere and recording of David Amram’s “Starry Night” for solo clarinet and string orchestra. Her solo orchestral engagements include performances with the Baltimore Symphony, the Manchester Festival Orchestra, and the International Jewish Arts Festival Orchestra. In recital, she has performed at major venues including Weill Recital Hall, St. Paul's Festival of the Arts, Arts at Trinity and has performed at the Southern Vermont Art Center, Virginia's Lyceum Theater, the Trinity Church Noonday Concert Series, the Klavierhaus, the Copland House and Merkin Concert Hall. Ms. Sherry performs with the Lakeview Chamber Players (formerly Tim and Sarah Macek and Friends) in the northeastern US. With the NoMa NYC Ensemble, in New York City, she presented concerts for clarinet and strings including “Cinema Sounds on Stage” at the Bruno Walter Auditorium featuring Souvenirs de Voyage by Bernard Herrmann, the Roerich Museum featuring her previously commissioned work, Novelletta by Jeffrey Levine, and on the MOSA concert series.
A devotee of wind ensemble music, Morrie Sherry performed for eighteen years as the principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Soloists. She has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York Grand Opera, Queens Philharmonic and on tours with Opera Northeast.
Active as an educator, for over twenty-five years her passion has been to help students of all ages connect with music and realize their full potential to find their own voices as clarinetists. Since 1990, she has taught clarinet and coached chamber music at the Kaufman Center in New York City. She is the ISO Symphony woodwind coach (InterSchool Orchestras of New York) and maintains a private studio.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. She studied with Ben Armato, Leon Russianoff, Ignatius Gennusa, Donald Montanaro and David Glazer and won competitions from the Baltimore Symphony, ClariNetwork International, the Virginia Symphony, and Artists International.
Morrie Sherry is a D’Addario Artist.