Dana Sherman

Dana Sherman is an orchestral and chamber musician and educator based in Milwaukee. Sherman holds positions as Third Horn of the Wisconsin Philharmonic, Principal Horn of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and Fourth Horn of the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. Sherman previously held positions as Third Horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic, Acting Associate Principal Horn of the Omaha Symphony, Principal Horn of the Beloit-Janesville Symphony, and Second Horn of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Sherman can be found performing with her horn quartet, the Alloy Horn Quartet. The quartet was featured as soloists with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and was invited as Featured Artists to the 50th Annual International Horn Symposium in 2018.

As a sought after freelance horn player, Sherman also performs regularly with the Milwaukee Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Camerata Chicago. Sherman has enjoyed her opportunities to travel and perform at several music festivals including the Grand Teton Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Sarasota Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Kent/Blossom Music Festival.

In addition to her performing experience, Sherman enjoys teaching music to students of all ages. She teaches private horn lessons from her home studio and early childhood music classes with the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department. On faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Sherman teaches horn, general music, and early childhood classes.  Sherman received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she studied horn with Douglas Hill. She then went on to complete a Master of Music at Northwestern University, where she studied with Gail Williams, Bill Barnewitz, and Jon Boen. When not playing her horn, Sherman enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.


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