Voice, Piano and Flute instructor

Lee Heuermann

Voice, Piano and Flute instructor

As a composer/singer-actor, pianist, flutist, and teacher of experimental and improvisational music, Lee moves fluidly between jazz, classical, and world musics and loves the intersection and flow between being a composer and performer and collaborating with artists of all genres, including poets, actors, dancer/choreographers, and visual artists.

Lee is especially involved in sound/music in relation to nature and contemplative practices, healing, and researching women composers and bringing their works to light.


Stanford University, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, (CCRMA), Stanford, CA, 2001-02

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, Ph.D. Music / Composition, 2001

Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT, MM. Music / Composition, 1993

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, B.A. Music / Composition, 1981


Stony Brook University, Daniel Weymouth, Daria Semegen; Sheila Silver
Yale School of Music, Betsy Jolas, Jacob Druckman, Lukas Foss, Marlos Nobre, Martin Bresnick
New England Conservatory of Music, Malcolm Peyton, Robert Ceely
Salzburg, Austria, Erik Christian Hennrickson

New York, NY, Neil Semer
New York, NY, Elaine Bonazzi
Yale School of Music, Lili Chookasian

Piano, University of Oregon, Marlene Thal

Flute, New England Conservatory of Music, Claude Monteux

Vocal Music of India
Boston, MA, Pt. Balwant Rai Bhatt from Benares, India

Cross-cultural studies of the nature of vocal timbre, Vocal polyphony of two African forest communities; the Mbuti of Zaire and the Biaka of the Central African Republic, Stony Brook University, Jane Sugarman; research papers: “Persian Classical Music”, and “The Condition of Women in India”, New England Conservatory of Music, Peter Row


Commission from Chris Chafe, (Director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University and the Shenson Fund, to compose Being Peace, for two sopranos, celleto, and piano; premiered at the Third World Youth Buddhism Symposium (on“Sustainability and Development”), The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, Hong Kong, 2013

The Judith Lang Zaimont Prize in Composition for Ridge of Blue Longing, for two pianos, awarded by the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM), 2011

Dissertation Fellowship, Composition, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1998

Artist in Residence, Composition, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1992

The Bradley-Keeler Memorial Award to Outstanding Major in Composition, Yale University School of Music, New Haven, CT, 1991-1993

Interdisciplinary Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts/Interarts and Rockefeller Foundation, 1987

Individual Artists Grant, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA, 1985 / 1987


Visiting Two Year Assistant Professor, School of Performing Arts, Music, Virginia Tech: classes taught: Survey of Music, Sight Singing Lab, Online Music Appreciation, First Year Experience (SOPA), Theory Fundamentals, Class Applied Voice, Independent Study in Jazz Improvisation and Composition, Independent Study in Sight Singing and Ear Training

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Montana; classes taught: Composition (UG), Composers Workshop (UG), Women in Music (UG), Psychology of Music (G-Online Class), Analytical Techniques (G-Online Class), Aural Perception (UG), individual composition lessons; Missoula, MT, 2009-2013

Wilderness and Civilization Institute, University of Montana, Sound in the Natural World, 2012, 2013

Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (50+) (MOLLI), Creativity and the Natural World, Missoula, MT, 2010, 2011; The Creative Process – Finding Your Spark, 2013

Composition and Improvisation, Music Theory and Ear Training, University of Montana Piano Camp, Missoula, MT, 2006-

Teaching Assistant to Joseph Auner and Mary Ann Smart, Music Appreciation (UG), Music Department, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 1995-1996

Ear Training and Sight Singing, and Music Theory (UG), Music Department, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 1993-1995

Teaching Assistant to Jacob Druckman, Orchestration (G), Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT, 1991-1993

Teaching Assistant to Betsy Jolas, Music from 1945 – the Present (G); Debussy’s Pelleas and Melisande, (G), Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT, 1992-1993