Heidi LucasAssociate Professor


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Cogswell 311



  • Applied Horn
  • Horn Ensemble
  • Class Brass


  • DMA, University of Georgia
  • MM, Eastman School of Music
  • BM, SUNY Potsdam


In addition to extensive teaching and chamber music experience—including residencies and tours throughout the United States, England, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Australia, Russia, and Panama—Heidi Lucas is currently a member of Eastern Standard, a horn/tuba/piano trio. Her orchestral experience includes positions and/or subbing with the Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Memphis Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Cobb Symphony Orchestra, Columbus (Georgia) Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Meridian Symphony, Pensacola Opera Orchestra, Mobile Opera Orchestra, Mobile Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, Lancaster Philharmonic, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Altoona Symphony, Kennett Symphony Orchestra, and Johnstown Symphony.

Summer teaching/performing engagements include positions with the Charlottesville Opera Company (Virginia), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan), Saarburger Serenaden Music Festival (Germany), the Alfredo Saint Malo Festival (Panama), and the International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers and Collaborators (IFC3).

Lucas has performed on programs at several international horn symposia, international tuba and euphonium conferences, and the International Trombone Festival, as well as part of many regional horn workshops and northeast regional tuba and euphonium conferences. She has also presented at annual conferences hosted by the International Society for Music Education, the Society for Music Teacher Education, and the IAFOR International Conference on Arts and Humanities.

She has had several publications, including reviews in the Horn Call and articles in the Grove Dictionary of American Music. In the summer of 2016, she was appointed editor of print materials for the Horn Call. Recently, she served as editor for the horn edition of David Vining’s The Big Book of Sight-Reading Duets (2015).

Lucas can be heard on recordings with New York Philomusica Haydn’s L’isola Disabitata (2008), Keystone Winds’ The Music of Fisher Tull (2015), Centaur Records’ The Voice of the Coelecanth: Music of William Bergsma (2015), Eastern Standard's Eastern Standard (2015), and Eastern Standard’s Wanderlust (2018) as well as with the Trade Winds Recording Ensemble, which records the wind band catalogs for Carl Fischer Publications.

She holds degrees from the Crane School of Music-SUNY Potsdam (BM), the Eastman School of Music (MM), and the University of Georgia (DMA), and she has served on the faculties of the University of Delaware, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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