Heather Baldwin Killmeyer serves as Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at East Tennessee
State University. She previously was on the faculty of University of the Incarnate
Word in San Antonio. An active artist-clinician, Dr. Killmeyer has taught clinics
and master classes in California, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
Her orchestral experience includes the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Symphony Silicon
Valley, Ballet Silicon Valley, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Reno Philharmonic, San Antonio
Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, Knoxville
Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the contemporary group Nimbus Ensemble.
She is also principal oboe of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio and performs throughout
south Texas and the Tri-Cities region.
Dr. Killmeyer has performed at International Double Reed Society conference in Birmingham,
UK, Provo, UT, Norman, OK, and Redlands, CA and presented at College Music Society
conferences in Knoxville, TN and Missoula, MT. Her summer engagements have included
the Hot Springs Music Festival, National Music Festival, Mozart Festival Texas, and
the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. She has worked with artists as
diverse as Marvin Stamm, Christopher O'Riley, Elizabeth Pitcairn, Anne-Marie McDermott,
David Benoit, actors Martin Sheen and John Cho, and Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz
Serenaders. Her media appearances include NPR's "Live at Studio One" with the Sierra
Winds and broadcasts on KUSC.
Dr. Killmeyer's research interests include performance studies and cultivating new
audiences through creative programming in non-traditional venues. She is the oboist
and artistic director of Dada Cabaret, an experimental chamber ensemble blending eclectic
contemporary art music with spoken narrative and elements of theatre. Dr. Killmeyer
has participated in numerous commissions and premieres of new works for oboe, and
is the recipient of a $10,000 major research grant to commission a new work by composer
Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin.
Dr. Killmeyer received her degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
(B.M.), the University of Nevada Las Vegas (M.M.) and the University of Southern California