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Chad Heiny is a multifaceted freelance musician and educator residing in the Greater Pittsburgh Area (PA). An avid, versatile, and regularly commissioned composer, Chad has created music for an eclectic collection of ensembles and performers across the globe.

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Beacons of Light:
The Percussion Music of Chad Heiny

by Hamiruge - The LSU Percussion Group & Brett William Dietz

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Chad Heiny, born April 26, 1980 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is a multifaceted freelance musician and educator residing in the Greater Pittsburgh Area (PA). A versatile and regularly commissioned composer, Chad has created music for ensembles and performers across the globe. His works, including a World Premiere at the 2018 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), are published by both Tapspace Publications and C. Alan Publications.

An acclaimed percussion and wind arranger for high school marching bands across the country, Chad’s work throughout the fall has won the hearts and minds of students, staffs, fans, and adjudicators. Accolades here include a 1st Place finish in Class AA (and the award for High Music) with the Norwin High School Marching Band at the 2021 Bands of America Grand National Championships and a 3rd Place finish overall (and the award for High Music) with the Hebron High School Marching Band at the 2019 Bands of America Grand National Championships. He is also a proud adjudicator for Winter Guard International.

Chad holds degrees from Louisiana State University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of both the Percussive Arts Society and ASCAP, and is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion, Majestic Percussion, and Remo Drumheads.