I LOVE to read: both fiction and non-fiction (am usually reading a book of each). This week I will be taking a break from the freelancing practices I’ve been sharing recently by doing a post about 2 books that I recommend and an update on what I am currently reading. …
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.
Beacons of Light:
The Percussion Music of Chad Heiny
by Hamiruge - The LSU Percussion Group & Brett William Dietz
Chad's contribution to the music world is impressive, inspiring, creative, and innovative. Whether he is writing for percussion ensemble, wind band, marching band, or indoor percussion, Chad's color palette and use of instrument combinations is second to none. When working with Chad, I know that I am guaranteed an amazing product that is thoughtful, timely, and of the highest quality.
I truly appreciate what Chad brings to the world of music. He’s passionate, professional, dedicated, and he's always open to the challenge of saying something new, musically. A balance of these qualities is hard to come by in any creative field, so working with him is always a great experience!
Equally at home as a pedagogue, conductor, performer, and composer, Chad truly understands the contemporary musical landscape. His musical style, personal demeanor, and collaborative spirit show in everything he does and you can always count an an enriching and rewarding experience when you embark on a musical project with Chad!
Chad Heiny’s writing is unique, colorful and emotional! His passion for and dedication to every project ensures a one of a kind student experience. When Chad takes on a commission, the client will receive a product that exceeds ALL expectations for creativity, playability AND audience enjoyment!
Our collaboration with Chad has been outstanding! Not only is Chad a talented arranger, designer and teacher but I feel that he is personally invested in our success. He takes the time to understand the goals of the program and the strengths and weaknesses of the students to design an artistic, engaging and achievable product. His arrangements are unique, creative and exciting. Chad is responsive to changes and adjustments to the show design and works throughout the season to help ensure our success. I can't say enough about the positive energy and expertise he brings to our program!
Chad Heiny is a unique voice in percussion with an arsenal of well-rounded and well-grounded experience to offer in teaching, composition, and performance. One has only to spend a bit of time analyzing his scores to get a sense of what truly caring for the details looks and sounds like! He has been a fresh and continuing source of creative literature for developing percussionists and a true consummate professional.