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HEIDI UPTON
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Dr. Heidi Upton, a pianist, was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music as a student of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. She received the Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, as a scholarship student of Sascha Gorodnitzki. She has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the St. Louis Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony and the Juilliard Orchestra, under such music directors as Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, William McGlaughlin, and Christopher Kendall. Dr. Upton has appeared in recital and chamber music with many artists and has performed extensively the music of composer and conductor David Amram with whom she has appeared in many venues, including those at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Jewish Museum and on national radio broadcasts. Most recently, Dr. Upton appears in chamber recitals with Cicada, and with the St. John's Trio.

Dr. Upton has been a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Education since 1998. She is distinguished as being one of its first full-time teaching artists, a post she accepted in 2001.

 

Presently, she is an Assistant Professor at St. Johnís University in New York City. She is affiliated with the Institute for Core Studies and the Department of Art and Design where she teaches courses in the core curriculum. At St. John's, she pursues her commitment to serving the underserved of New York City, developing opportunities for her students, in partnership with those who are homeless,  to engage in creative work in a variety of media.

 

A native New Yorker, Dr. Upton is a graduate of the famed High School of Performing Arts.

 
     

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