Described as “spirited and intellectual,” musician Cecily Terhune enjoys a rewarding freelancing and teaching career based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She concertizes regularly as a proud member of Audiodacity, the Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, and the Terhune/Hood Duo among other groups.
When she’s not on stage, Terhune coaches talented student musicians at Carmel, Noblesville, and Lawrence Central High Schools along with her private studio. She also serves as a proud member of the Committee on the Status of Women in the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Notable performances include a European tour as the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble's lead alto saxophonist throughout Poland and the Czech Republic, a solo recital at Mukogawa Women's University in Osaka, Japan, two solo performances at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, and concerto performances with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and the Kokomo Park Band. As a member of Audiodacity, she has performed at Summer Camp, Mile of Music, Resonance, LIVEstock, and Good People, Good Times music festivals.
Terhune completed her Master’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati after previously completing both a Bachelor’s degree and an Artist Diploma in music performance from Ball State University. While completing her AD at BSU, she held the jazz department assistantship under director and renowned jazz artist Mark Buselli. Terhune is the recipient of the Brian Minor Memorial Saxophone Scholarship, the Tom Shah Memorial Jazz Scholarship, and the Presser Music Scholarship. Her primary saxophone instructors include James Bunte, Craig Bailey, Rick VanMatre, Nathan Nabb, George Wolfe, Nathan Bogert, and Laura Haines.