Anne Marie Scharer has been playing horn in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since the 1997-1998 season. She was appointed to second horn by James Levine in 2016. Previously she played third horn for thirteen seasons and fourth horn for six seasons.
Anne was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and went on to study music at Indiana University and The Juilliard School. Her first professional orchestral position was in Oviedo, Spain as co-principal horn. In 1994 she returned to the United States and played associate principal/third horn with the Columbus Symphony for three years before joining the Met. In addition to her work with the Opera, she teaches horn at Interlochen Center for the Arts and records for commercial and movie soundtracks.
*photo credit: Pedro Diaz