David Heinick

David Heinick was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1954. At age four, he began piano study with his father; subsequent piano teachers included Peter Carpenter, Wilbur Hollman, and Barry Snyder. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Catholic University of America. His composition teachers were Samuel Adler, Wayne Barlow, Warren Benson, Joseph Schwantner, and G. Thaddeus Jones.

Heinick retired in 2018 after forty years of teaching, the last twenty-nine at the Crane School of Music of SUNY-Potsdam. Before that, he taught for ten years at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and a year previous to that at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. In Maryland, he spent fifteen summers as a member of the artist-faculty of the Tidewater Music Festival, and acted as Director of that festival for three years.

He is the composer of well over one hundred works for a variety of media, ranging from unaccompanied flute to symphony orchestra; these include fifteen commissioned works. His music is published by SeeSaw Music, Dorn Publications, Nichols Music, and Kendor Music; it has been performed throughout the United States and broadcast on National Public Radio and the CBC. His works also appear on seven CDs.

With Carol Heinick, he has performed extensively playing music for two pianists at one or two pianos. He has also been active as a collaborative pianist; he has performed with the Kronos Quartet and the Da Capo Chamber Players, as well as with countless prominent soloists and members of major orchestras.

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