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     Hoard, Cheryl

    She is a French horn player, teacher, herbalist and aromatherapies resident in Saint Louis, Missouri. 


    She studied music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and while there she met her husband, the tubaist Jeff Hoard. 


    As well as studying herbalism since 1976 she has also appeared as a chamber musician, orchestra member and soloist and spent 11 years in Hong Kong as Principal Horn of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. 


    On her return to the US she has been Assistant Horn with the San Jose Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the National Opera, Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and still regularly performs with the Alabama Symphony, the Gateway Brass Quintet, Holiday Brass and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as well as being a previous board member of the Metro Winds. 


    The winner for several prizes in competitions in her early career she was the winner of the Diablo Symphony Concerto Competition in 1979 and won second prize in the Heldenleben International Horn Competition. 


    In the field of education she was a horn teacher at various universities in Hong Kong.   During her very busy schedule as a musician she has also become a highly regarded aromatherapist and herbalist and is an aromatherapy consultant for Time Life Books.  She has also lectured on the subject at the St. Louis University Medical Shool and St. Louis College of Pharmacy amongst others and owns Cheryl’s Herbs in Saint Louis, which supplies herbs, essential oils and aromatherapy products.


    Holiday Brass recordings


    Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Barnes)

    Music Masters 01782 (CD: Holiday Brass featuring Susan Slaughter)

    Trumpet – Susan Slaughter

    St. Louis Children’s Choirs – Concert Choir



    1. http://www.cherylsherbs.com/Cheryl_Bio.htm
    2. http://www.cherylsherbs.com/cheryl_&_jeff.htm
    3. http://www.gatewaybrassquintet.com/Members.htm
    4. http://www.springboardtolearning.org/artists/h.htm
    5. http://www.theida.com/page_2c.htm







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