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Music Works

Beatrice, NE 68310 (map)

Lessons Offered

Composition, Conducting, Guitar, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Ukulele

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam

About Me

Heather Korn is a Beatrice native and a 1992 graduate of Beatrice High School. She began her musical career in Beatrice at age 6. She was actively involved in many honor ensembles and productions at Beatrice High School. She earned her bachelor of music degree in voice from Coe College in 1996 and her master of music degree in voice from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2000. She has been a full time private music teacher for over 20 years in voice, piano, saxophone and beginning guitar. As a teaching artist her professional career has taken her all over the United States, Europe and the West Indies.

In high school, she performed in choir, marching, concert and jazz bands and the Nebraska All-State Chorus. She was also an active member of the Beatrice HS Speech and Drama department. She continued choral and instrumental music in college performing in the Coe College concert band, jazz band and concert choirs where she was a regularly featured soloist. In 1996, she lived in New York City where she worked as an intern with the Education Department of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and studied music, theatre, dance and art. She graduated with her bachelor of music degree in vocal performance with performer's certificate from Coe College in 1996. She was accepted into the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1997. In 1998, she performed in Mondsee, Austria with the Berkshire Choral Festival. She graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln School of Music in vocal performance in 2000 and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001. 

She performed with the Las Vegas Master Singers and Chamber Chorale from 2001-2006 and served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Master Singers from 2003-2005 and was also a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Chorus from 2004-2005. In 2008, she was invited to teach at the University of the West Indies in Montserrat (UK). She was awarded the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts Outstanding Teacher Award from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 2016. She has been a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) for over twenty years.  
Her extensive experience in choral, instrumental, and vocal music in nearly every genre of music provides a unique teaching background which she draws on to create individual, customized private lessons. Her award winning teaching establishes a solid foundation for all students. Many of her former students are currently pursuing their own careers in music, music education, music therapy and theatre arts. 
Her students have won recognition, been accepted or awarded or featured as soloists in the following programs:
Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts
Interlochen Arts Festival
Mid-South Fair Talent Show
Las Vegas Music Teachers Association Ennio Bolognini Student Competition
Hal Leonard YouTube Vocal Competition of North America
Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall (New York City and Sydney, Australia)
Classical Singer Magazine High School Scholarship Auditions - (Rounds 1 and 2)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions - (Classical and Musical Theatre)
Tennessee Music Teachers Association State Jazz Piano Auditions
Tennessee Music Teachers Association State Voice Auditions
Tennessee Music Education Association High School All-State Honor Choirs
West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association - All West Honor Bands
West Tennessee Vocal Music Educators Association - All Northwest Honor Choirs
Nevada Music Educators Association High School All-State Honor Choirs
University of Tennessee at Martin - High School Voice Scholarship Auditions
Music Teachers National Association Student Auditions (MTNA)
San Jose Opera (California)
Boston College Opera (Massachusetts)
Lowell House Opera (Harvard)
Her choral students have had the opportunity to sing under the direction of some of the top choral conductors including Dr. Eph Ehly, Dr. Paul Torkelson, Andy Beck, Sally Albrecht, Dr. Jeffrey Redding, Dr. Andre Thomas, and Greg Gilpin.

My Musical Education Background

University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Master of Music - Voice - 2000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - California - 1997
Coe College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Bachelor of Music - Voice - 1996
Beatrice High School - 1992

Genres and Subjects Taught

Voice, Piano, Saxophone, Guitar, Ukelele, Composition, Music History, Music Theory, Conducting
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Opera, Musical Theatre, Country, Contemporary, Christian, Gospel, Choral, Band, Ensembles

Lesson Rates

30 Minute Lesson = $35

60 Minute Lesson = $60

All lessons paid in advance monthly or by semester.

101 Court Street - Beatrice

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All ages and levels of students.

Please see the "Lesson FAQ's" page on my web site for more information on ages for starting instruments in my studio.

My Certifications and Awards

​Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts - Outstanding Teacher Award - 2016
American Music Teacher Magazine - Book Reviews
Classical Singer Magazine - November 2008  
yourAccompanist.com - April 2008 

Mu Phi Epsilon - Mu Psi Chapter - Coe College - Inducted Patron - 2006 
Daniel Coe Scholarship - Coe College   
Schauwecker Endowed Scholarship - Coe College 
Crawford Music Prize - Coe College - 1996 
Performer's Certificate - Coe College - 1996

My Musical Influences

All music!

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