Heidi R. Joosten

Education

Master of Music in Composition, Roosevelt University – Chicago College of Performing Arts (2016) Composition studies with Dr. Kyong Mee Choi and Dr. Stacy Garrop
Bachelor of Music in Composition, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (degree in 2013) Composition studies with Chia-Yu Hsu and Ethan Wickman
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Music-Liberal Arts-University of Wisconsin-River Falls (coursework completed) Composition studies with J. Michael Roy

Teaching Experience

Music director, Forte Chicago (2016-current)
Substitute teacher, all subject areas (2014-2016)
Elementary school music substitute- 40 classes/week (1/15/14-3/10/15)
Private piano studio (2006-current)
Private voice studio (2017-)
Private music theory tutor – aural and written (2010-2013)
Group music theory session facilitator- (2013)

Upcoming and Recent Performances

Gaudete Omnes — 12/11/16, Red Cedar Chorus, Beth Joosten, conductor; St. Joseph’s Catholic church, Rice Lake, WI

“This World that I Inherited” from Return: a Musical Theatre Song Cycle — 11/20/16, Heidi Joosten, belter, Cassandra Kaczor, piano; Musicians who Brunch at the Red Lion Pub, Chicago, IL

Autobiographical — 11/13/16, UWEC Women’s Chorus, Beth Joosten, conductor; Gantner Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

Autobiographical — 10/22/16, Grafton High School’s Camareta, Adam Qutaishat, conductor; Grafton High School, Grafton WI

Autobiographical — 10/13/16, UWEC Women’s Chorus, Beth Joosten, conductor; Gantner Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

Tell Us a Bit About Yourself — 9/29/16, Emily Cox, soprano, Heidi Joosten, piano; Swipe Left at Davenport’s Piano Bar, Chicago IL

Autobiographical — 5/12/16 *world premiere*, Columbus High School Womens’ Choir, Mark Lefeber, conductor; Columbus High School, Columbus WI

Room of Conditional Love — 4/22/16, Megan Fletcher, soprano, Heidi Joosten, piano; The Awakenings Foundation, Chicago, IL

Portrayal — 4/15/16, Maddie Brunner and Tess Martinez, dance; Dancer Collaboration Concert, Ganz Recital Hall, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Amid Thunder — 4/1/16, Heidi Joosten, harp; Ganz Recital Hall, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

I Am Not Yours — 4/1/16, Forte Chicago, vocals, Cassandra Kaczor, piano; Ganz Recital Hall, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Building Cathedrals: I. Aedificare — 4/1/16, Temporal Brass Quintet; Ganz Recital Hall, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Connla and the Fairy Maiden — 4/1/16, Joelle Kross, Anna Parks, Eeming Chua, and Thomas Bailey, voice, John Cockerill, piano; Ganz Recital Hall, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

 

Awards, Honors, and Professional Memberships

Composer in Residence – Lakeland Conference Honors Choir (2015)
Composer in Residence – Platteville School District (2015)
CCPA Wind Ensemble Competition Winner (2015)
CCPA OperaLab winner and recipient of commission for a new chamber opera (2014)
Composer in Residence- St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (2014)
UWEC- Ross Hastings Memorial Scholarship (2013)
UWEC- Outstanding Senior Award (2013)
UWEC- Viennese Ball Keyboard Scholarship (2011)
UWRF- Freshman Chemistry Award (2010)
Member of International Alliance for Women in Music since 2015
Member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society since 2013
Member of ASCAP since 2013
Member of the American Composer’s Forum since 2013

List of Completed Works

Choral:

  • Autobiographical (2016)
    • SSAA, pno
  • Gaudete Omnes (2015) 3’30”
    • SATB, pno
  • The Strange Night (2015) 5’
    • unison children, SATB double choir, pno
  • I Am Not Yours (2014) 3’30”
    • SSAA, pno
  • Psalm 23 (2014) 3’
    • Two-voices, pno
  • Adoramus Te (2013) 3’30”
    • SATB div. a cappella
  • Were You There? – a Good Friday Cantata (2011) 45’
    • SATB div., pno, narr.

Chamber Opera

  • Connla and the Fairy Maiden (2015) 28’
    • soprano, mezzo-soprano, countertenor, tenor, pno

Two-channel Fixed Media

  • Portrayal (2016) 3’30
  • Untapped (2014) 4’30”

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble:

  • Appetite Concerto for Amplified Harp and Wind Ensemble (2015-2016) 27’
    • I. Cortadito (2016)
    • II. Pepperoni and Spinach Deep Dish Pizza (2016)
    • III. Skillet Cookie (2015)
    • IV. Dirty Bastard (2015)
      • medium wind ensemble, amplified harp, pno, perc.
  • Silent Night, Sea of Light (2014) 8’30”
    • large wind ensemble, harp, piano, percussion
  • Lakeshore Portrait (2012) 7’
    • large concert band

Solo Piano:

  • Leading Ladies of Netflix (2015-2016) (work in progress)
    • Nocturne Fromage (2015) – 3’30″
  • Monomyth (2012) 13’
    • I. Departure
    • II. Initiation
    • III. Return
  • Prelude no. 1 (2012) 3’
  • Late Night Rag (2011) 2’30”

Lever Harp

  • Pastorale (2011) 3’

Chamber:

  • Yes. (2017)
    • Traverso, baroque oboe, sackbut, baroque violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord, and soprano
  • Reach (2017)
    • baroque quartet
  • Building Cathedrals (2016) (work in progress)
    • I. Aedificare 5’
      • brass quintet
  • Amid Thunder (2015) 4’5”
    • harp, electronics (tape)
  • Elusion – (2013) 8’
    • two 5-octave marimba
  • Nie Wieder (2013) 6’
    • harp, glass harp, electronics (tape)
  • Excelsior Overture (2013)
    • 5’ brass quintet
  • Deception (2013) 3’
    • string quartet
  • Windows (2012) 6’
    • piano, cello, vibraphone

Vocal:

  • Two Sacred Settings (2017) 6′
    • Public domain text
    • soprano, pno
      • The Lord is the Everlasting God (2017)
      • She (2017)
  • Room of Conditional Love (2016) 7′
    • Text by Melody Prentice Couch, used with permission
    • female voice, pno
  • Jabberwocky (2014) 4’
    • Text by Lewis Carrol
    • tenor, hn, pno
  • Voluntary Solitude (2014) 4’
    • Text by Lorine Niedecker
    • mezzo-soprano, pno
  • Unrequited – Song Cycle (2010, 2013) 11’
    • Text by Sara Teasdale
    • female voice, pno
      • Advice to a Girl (2013)
      • I Love You (2013)
      • After Love (2010)
      • Alone (2010)
  • La preghiera del Padre Nostro (2010) 3’
    • Traditional Italian text
    • female voice, pno

Musical Theatre:

  • Tell us a Bit About Yourself (2014) 5’
    • Public domain text
    • mezzo-soprano, pno
  • Return – A Musical Theatre Song Cycle (2013-2016) (work in progress)
    • Original text
      • A Book, a Beach, and a Bottle of Chardonnay (2013) 4’30”
        • mezzo-soprano, pno
      • (Marry Me) Anywhere But Here (2013) 4’
        • baritone, pno
      • This Wold that I Inherited (2013) 4’30”
        • mezzo-soprano, pno