Cathy Collinge Herrera holds both a D.M. degree in Performance and World Music Certificate from Florida State University. She has performed in the United States, Canada, Australia, and England, as well as Central and South America. A Fulbright scholar to Peru, she was principal flutist with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional and founder of the Festivales Internacionales de Flautistas. As artistic ambassador for the U.S. Embassy, she performed throughout South America.
She taught at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Conservatorium in Perth, Australia and at Valparaiso University, IN. She currently teaches at Juniata College and privately in her home studio. She is a Rostered Artist for the PA Council on the Arts with Galaxy Arts in Education. She performs with the Nittany Valley and Altoona Symphonies, Music at Penns Woods, Camerata Amistad, and From the Heart duo.