Teaching & Seminars

by | Feb 3, 2013

In 2015, Cherry Duke joined the faculty of the University of Texas at El Paso, where she teaches applied voice and is the Director of Opera UTEP. Additionally, she teaches private voice lessons in El Paso and consults on personal marketing and career building for performing artists. She is also available for master classes and arts marketing/music business seminars nationwide.

Cherry’s focus in voice lessons is on healthy vocal production and freedom of expression, regardless of style. Emphasis is on physical alignment and balancing vocal registers, using principles of the Swedish-Italian school of singing, voice science, Alexander Technique and yoga. Awareness of body and mind (thoughts) is strengthened.  Cherry teaches with kindness, empathy, and positive affirmation. She is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists, Actors Equity Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing (where her students have won numerous prizes), National Opera Association, Opera America, Texas Music Educators Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity for Women.

For seminar & lesson requests, please contact Cherry via email.

Master Classes:

Performing Arts Business Seminars

Available through YourType Arts Partners

Topics include:

  • Crafting Your Career: Essential Business Skills for Performing Artists
  • A Freelancer’s Life
  • The Essence of Self-Promotion
  • Web Sites for Performing Artists


  • St. Olaf College
  • Northeastern State University
  • Bay View Music Festival
  • Converse College
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Alabama
  • Texas Tech University
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • Salisbury University

For more information on Performing Arts Business Seminars, click here.

Original Cast Album

Original Cast Recording, available on VIA Records.

City Center Encores! Cast Album

The New Moon Album Cover

Cherry Duke teaches voice and opera at the University of Texas at El Paso