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Faculty Artist Series: Heather Armstrong, oboe

  • Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Heather Armstrong will present a woodwind chamber music recital on Saturday, February 22 at 4:30pm in the Jenson-Noble Recital Hall. The recital is in collaboration with several other music faculty, including Michael Chesher, clarinet; Thea Groth, bassoon; Carol Hester, flute; and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano. The program will include Bike Ride and Tip Toe, two movements from Alyssa Morris's woodwind quartet, Motion. The remainder of the program will feature oboe, flute and piano trios by Russian conductor, composer and oboist Andrey Rubtsov, French composer Jean-Michel Damase, and, in honor of Black History Month, a trio by William Grant Still that explores folk songs from various countries.

Heather Armstrong is Associate Professor of Oboe and Theory at Luther College. She plays principal oboe with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and premiered a concerto by Brooke Joyce, Composer-In-Residence at Luther College, with the orchestra. During the summer she teaches at Luther’s Dorian Summer Music Camps. She previously held positions at Houghton College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and The Hochstein School.

Heather holds degrees from Houghton College and the Eastman School of Music (M.M., D.M.A.), where she studied with Richard Killmer. She is dedicated to promoting and performing new music, and has received grants from the Hanson Institute of American Music and Luther College’s Ylvisaker Endowment for Faculty Growth to support several commissioning projects. She has performed newly-written pieces at several International Double Reed Society conferences, and regularly participates in commissioning projects and performances of new music around the state of Iowa through the Iowa Composers Forum.

Questions? Contact Heather Armstrong, 563-387-1214