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Cherry Rhodes

Cherry Rhodes is the first American to win an international organ competition (Munich). This honor was followed by another top prize in Bologna. As soloist with orchestra, she has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the South German Radio Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the French National Radio. She has been heard as recitalist during inaugural seasons of important new pipe organs in the world’s most noted concert halls, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
During her brilliant career she has toured extensively throughout the major music capitals of America and Europe with recitals and festival appearances in concert halls, cathedrals and churches including Lincoln Center (New York City), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas), Royal Festival Hall (London), International Performing Arts Center (Moscow), the new Philharmonic Hall (Luxembourg), and Notre Dame (Paris). She has been featured at numerous national and regional conventions of The American Guild of Organists. Her recorded perfor-mances have been broadcast over Public Radio International and are found on several classical music record labels.
Ms. Rhodes is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Dr. Alexander McCurdy. While a student there, she made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age seventeen. She received Fulbright and Rockefeller grants for study in Munich and Paris with Karl Richer, Marie-Claire Alain, and Jean Guillou. For two years she was Jean Guillou’s assistant at St. Eustache in Paris.
Cherry Rhodes is Adjunct Professor of Organ at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California. She gives master classes and frequently
serves as adjudicator for competitions in North America and Europe.