Sherry Hartman-Apgar, originally from Baltimore, MD attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Temple University, College of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in clarinet performance. Her teachers included Anthony Gigliotti, Ronald Reuben and Ignatius Gennusa. Ms. Apgar has performed extensively throughout the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware areas with such ensembles as The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Delaware Symphony, The Reading Symphony, The Greater Trenton Symphony and the Delaware Philharmonic. As a student, Ms. Apgar has toured the United States and Italy with the Youth Orchestra of the United States and the Puccini Festival Orchestra, respectively. She was a member of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra for both the American and Italian Festivals where she was also invited to perform for the chamber music series Incontri Musicali, for Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln. Her interests extend to contemporary music to include performances with Relache (a Philadelphia based new music ensemble).
Presently Ms. Apgar is a member of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with Orchestra 2001 and The Opera Company of Philadelphia, among others. Recently she toured the Madrid area of Spain and performed in Tijuana, Mexico as principal clarinet with the Atlantic Symphony.
Ms. Apgar is presently on the faculties of Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance (Adjunct), Princeton Day School and The Pennington School. She also teaches privately in her home studio in Ewing, NJ. Ms. Apgar’s students have played in numerous ensembles such as the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, Bucks County Youth Orchestra, The Pennsylvania Sinfonia, Central Jersey Region Band, South Jersey Region Band, NJ All-State Band, NJ All-State Orchestra, PA All-State Band and All-Eastern Band. Previously Ms. Apgar taught at Westminster Choir College (Lecturer – Department of Music Education), Westminster Conservatory of Music (The Community Music School of Westminster Choir College) and The Lawrenceville School.