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Episode 128 - Heather Hoefle

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Release Date: 09/17/2019

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Heather Hoefle is a composer and longtime band director in the Chicagoland area. After years of arranging and rewriting music for her students, she recently began writing her own music, and has had terrific success with pieces published by RWS Music and Kjos Music.

Topics:

  • Heather’s teaching job in the suburbs of Chicago, her musical background growing up in the Indianapolis area, and the story of two influential teachers.
  • What her first year teaching at seven different school each week taught Heather about the importance of school culture and the story of some of her other early teaching gigs.
  • The importance of being authentic as a teacher.
  • The story of how Heather got a late start as a composer, her recent success, and the people she turns to for critical advice during the creative process.

Biography

Heather Archer Hoefle is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with degrees in Flute Performance and Audio Technology. She earned her educational certification from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and earned a Master of Music from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up in Indianapolis, she studied flute with Philip Sample and Rebecca Price of the Indianapolis Symphony. At Indiana University in Bloomington, she was a student of renown flute soloist Carol Wincenc. In addition to the orchestras at IU, she also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony. In 2000 she founded and became principal flutist in the Tudor Winds Wind Quintet, which performs professionally in the Chicago area.

As a public school teacher, Mrs. Hoefle has successfully taught band at grades 5-12. Finding her love of teaching beginners, she started composing and arranging for her bands. As a current teacher, Ms. Hoefle has a firm grasp of the development of the beginning band student, and her compositions reflect the needs and wants of these students. She currently teaches at Flossmoor School District 161 in Illinois.

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