Hi! I’m Heather Hightower. I’m based in Charlottesville, VA where I have the pleasure of being the director of the Field School boys choir and coaching my private clients in finding freedom in their voices.
I am currently accepting applications for Fall 2015 Confident Singer Program (August-November).
This is for experienced singers who want to sharpen their game and who see the infinity loop between doing the work and allowing for broader perspective. We’ll be a small group, no more than 8. Part technique, part opening to the intangible, part sharing your music, part musical-ninja-awesomeness.
A little bit about me…
Well, for one, as I’m writing this I’m listening to a radio show I sat in on recently with a three principles thought mentor, Dicken Bettinger. In the last year, I have really enjoyed stepping into spaces like this one as well as bringing this conversation to my clients.
Since moving back to Charlottesville in 2010 I’ve studied voice with Pamela Beasley at the University of Virginia. My training is classical so my primary focus in vocal training is on vocal health, sustainability and beauty of sound. I graduated the University of Virginia in 2003 with a B.A. in Music/Biology.
At a recent National Association of Teachers of Singing audition, my adjudicator commented that Mozart and I go well together. That gives you an idea of my voice.
In the fall of 2013 I found myself at the Field School of Charlottesville starting a small boys choir. I am enjoying the adventure of the young voices and the growing program immensely. I love my boys.
I love participating in music at Presbyterian Church in Covesville, Virginia – the music minister has really great taste in music, there is exquisite piano music, plenty of Bach, beautiful acoustics and an overall celebration of singing.
At this stage, I don’t really spend much time on this website so most likely it’s not going to answer all your questions.
There will be a summer singing retreat happening, which I’ll announce soon.
If you’re feeling compelled to connect, help me to understand beyond the surface…
Tell me about your voice.
Tell me about your relationship to music.
What is new for you these days?
What are you seeing these days?
Where would you like more ease in your voice?