About Heather

I am a graduate of Roosevelt University, Chicago, with a masters degree in a vocal performance. I’m a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and perform professionally throughout Chicagoland singing opera, classical music, musical theater, and pop music.

I have worked with the American Girl Theater, Imagination Theater, Theater Hikes, Light Opera Works, Grant Park Symphony Chorus, and was a guest artist with the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists.

I was a Silver Award winner at the 2003 April Spring Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea, as well as a semi-finalist in the Tokyo International Vocal Competition.

I sang the National Anthem for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire and the Peoria Chiefs, and have worked with other area groups and companies including the Caroling Party, Route 66, Table for 5, Park Ridge Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and the Savoy-aires.

Education and Training

Master of Music
Roosevelt Univ. College of the Performing Arts
Vocal Performance

Bachelor of Arts
Bethel College
Vocal Perf./Choral Education

Master Class
Dalton Baldwin

Summer Training Program
Brevard Music Center, North Carolina
Opera/Musical Theatre

My Resume

Cryer & Ford, Circle of Friends
Mrs Merriman/Josephina’s Mama/Mama Larson/Gertrude/Frouchy
American Girl Theatre

Simon, The Secret Garden
Claire/Alice, Lily
Theatre Hikes

Senior Spotlight–A Celebration of America
Imagination Theatre

Richard Driehaus’ Six Decades of Broadway
Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera/Pit Singer
Zzazz Productions

Patty Shaughnessy, Little Red
Little Red Ridinghood
, Mother/Grandmother

Catherine Productions

Lawinczak, Green Corn Dance
Talking Deer
Golden Apple Productions

G. Jinks, Think of the Possibilities
Michelle (Studio Recording)
Flashpot Theatre

Cryer & Ford, The American Girls Revue
Mrs. Merriman/Tia Dolores/Cornelia/Ancestor
American Girl Theatre

Gilbert & Sullivan, Mikado

Gilbert & Sullivan, Gondoliers
Fiametta, Gianetta Park Ridge
G & S Society

Mozart, The Magic Flute
Queen of the Night
Univ. of Chicago Ctr. Cont. Educ.

Mozart, The Magic Flute
Roosevelt University

J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus
Lyric Opera Ctr. of Amer. Artists

Smetana, The Bartered Bride
Bowen Park Opera

Hegarty, Peace Opera
Soprano Soloist
Chicago Premier

Rodgers & Hammerstein, Oklahoma!
Brevard Music Center

Rodgers & Hammerstein, Carousel
Brevard Music Center

Porter, Kiss Me, Kate
Lois Lane/Bianca
Bethel College

Oratorio Experience

Handel, Messiah
Soprano Soloist
Rutter, Rutter Requiem
Soprano Soloist

Symphony Chorus & Stage Chorus/Ensemble Experience

Chicago Symphony Chorus – CSC Resident Ensemble – CSO Day of Music – Grant Park Symphony Chorus – William Ferris Chorale – Bethel College Choral Society – Light Opera Works – Brevard Music Center – Willow Creek Community Church

Other Performance Experience

Table for Five – Route 66 – The Caroling Party – Jewish High Holy Days – Themed Cabaret for Any Season – National Anthem for Chicago White Sox & Chicago Fire

Union Affiliation

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)


Tokyo International Vocal Music Competition, Semi-Finalist – McKay Music Scholarship, Bethel College – ACDA Collegiate Festival Honors Choir – Silver Soloist Award, 2003 April Spring Friendship Arts Festival, Pyongyang, North Korea

Principal Teachers – Past Teachers & Coaches

Dr. Ronald Combs – Maria Lagios, Kathleen Kaun, Dr. Elliot Nordgren, Elinor Ellsworth, Sharon Peterson, Richard Boldrey, Steve Larsen

Directors & Conductors

Peter Amster, Cathleen Dunn, Angelo Karas, Val Petocchi, Bruce Schoonmaker, Walter Stearns, Marc Verzatt; Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Duain Wolfe, Paul French, Dan Robinson