A free-lance clarinetist and instructor, Heather holds music performance degrees from Baylor and Northwestern Universities. As a concerto competition winner, she performed as a soloist with both university orchestras. In 2005 she gave the east coast premiere of Alan Terricciano’s Clarinet Concerto with the Northwestern Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Heather has been invited to summer music festivals such as the Blossom Festival, the New Hampshire Music Festival, the International Festival-Institute at Round Top and the Pacific Music Festival. She has also performed recitals at the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and the International Clarinet Association.
Heather teaches for the Atlanta Symphony’s Talent Development program and has also served on the faculty of Berry College and the University of Georgia in Athens.
Alcides is the bass clarinetist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Atlanta Chamber Players. A native of Venezuela, Alcides obtained his musical training through the System of Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. He obtained a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University.
Alcides has participated in various music festivals, including the New Hampshire Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra and the National Orchestral Institute. Internationally, he has performed at the San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival (México), the Pacific Music Festival (Japan) and the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival (Brazil).
Alcides is on the faculty of the Atlanta Symphony’s Talent Development Program and is also an Artist and Clinician for Buffet.