Horn, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
Heidi Lucas is assistant professor of Horn at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she works with applied horn students, leads the IUP Horn Choir, and teaches a variety of courses, including Professional Practices, a course she designed to include elements necessary to help students succeed in their careers after college.
In addition to extensive teaching and chamber music experience including residencies and tours throughout the United States, England, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Australia, Russia, and Panama, Lucas is currently a member of Eastern Standard, the Crosswinds Woodwind Quintet, and the Blenheim Brass Trio. Her orchestral experience includes positions and/or subbing with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Memphis Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Cobb Symphony Orchestra, Columbus (Georgia) Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Meridian Symphony, Pensacola Opera Orchestra, Mobile Opera Orchestra, Mobile Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, Lancaster Philharmonic, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Altoona Symphony, and Johnstown Symphony.
Summer teaching/performing engagements include positions with the Ash Lawn Opera Company (Virginia), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan), Saarburger Serenaden Music Festival (Germany), the Alfredo Saint Malo Festival (Panama), and the International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators. Lucas has performed on programs at several international horn symposia and international tuba and euphonium conferences, as well as part of many regional horn workshops and at the Northeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference. She has had several publications, including reviews in the Horn Call and articles in the Grove Dictionary of American Music. Recently, Lucas was appointed editor of the “Books and Print Materials Reviews” column for the International Horn Society’s publication, the Horn Call. She also served as editor for the horn edition of David Vining’s The Big Book of Sight-Reading Duets (2015).
Lucas can be heard on recordings with New York Philomusica-Haydn’s L’isola Disabitata (2008), Keystone Winds’ The Music of Fisher Tull (2015), Centaur Records’ The Voice of the Coelecanth: Music of William Bergsma (2015), Eastern Standards’Eastern Standard (2015), as well as with the Trade Winds Recording Ensemble, which records the wind band catalogs for Carl Fischer Publications. She holds degrees from the Crane School of Music-SUNY Potsdam (BM), the Eastman School of Music (MM), and the University of Georgia (DMA). Lucas has also served on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi.