Choral Arts Society
Timothy Heavner TIMOTHY HEAVNER, pianist and CAS Assistant Director, is active as a performer and educator throughout the New York City Metropolitan and Tri-State areas. He is currently Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Friends Seminary, a private K-12 school in the East Village of Manhattan. In October, Mr. Heavner will serve as Musical Director for The Rocky Horror Show produced by Playhouse on the Green in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mr. Heavner has taught classes at the Manhattan School of Music, and he co-directed the Upper and Middle School Choruses and the annual Gilbert & Sullivan production at the Allen-Stevenson School; he also served as Music Director and Organist at the Church of the Ascension on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Mr. Heavner served as Music Director and Conductor of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro for JADE Opera in 2001, and again conducted the work at the Ars Musica Summer Institute in Minneapolis in the summer of 2002.

In 2001, Mr. Heavner moved to New York from his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. In Anchorage, his activities ranged from music directing work in various churches to symphonic and choral conducting, from solo and collaborative performing as a pianist, organist, percussionist, actor and singer to jazz and commercial work, from composing and arranging to musical theater direction - all while maintaining a successful private teaching studio as well as private and public teaching positions at elementary through college levels. Prior to leaving Alaska, he had a thirteen-year association with Anchorage Opera, where his roles included everything from timpanist to répétiteur, chorus singer to Chorus Master, comprimario roles to Conductor to Assistant Music Director, and the role of Nemerino in a reduced version of L’Elisir d’Amore, produced by the Anchorage Opera Guild. In the 2000-2001 season, he served as Musical Director for Anchorage Opera’s Studio Theater (an education and outreach program), which provided hands-on workshops to over 9,000 children statewide.

Mr. Heavner holds a degree in Piano Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and has pursued graduate studies in Vocal Accompanying at the Manhattan School of Music. He currently resides in Manhattan and is the proud father of two young sons, Benjamin and Tristan.