enriching lives through music

Heather Sommerlad

Music-in-the-Schools, Youth Orchestra, violin

Heather was born and raised in El Paso, TX, where music became the foundation for her continuing studies at Bennington College. At 16, she began playing with the El Paso Symphony under the direction of Gurer Aykal, an opportunity which prompted the beginning of her professional career. During her time at Bennington, Heather worked closely with emerging composers, performing a countless number of new works. As first violinist of the Bennington College String Quartet, she traveled with the group to perform and teach in Kingston, Jamaica, and the Czech Republic. Today, Heather continues to promote new music as a regular performer for Brooklyn Emerging Artists, as well as the experimental folk band, Horse’s Mouth. She has recently returned to the southern Vermont area having spent the past several years teaching both group and private violin classes in New York City. Heather is dedicated to nurturing passion, dedication, and enthusiasm in all her students to maintain a healthy balance of technical proficiency and musical integrity.

  • BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help from November 2019 through January 2020:
    Becky Andrews, Jay Bailey, Tanya Balsley, Karen Becker, Nancy Bell, Mara Berkley, Lisa Bloch, Crager Boardman, Bob Bonneau, Michael Boylen, Jonas Breen, Laura Bryant-Williams, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Rachel Clemente, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Robin Davis, Corey DiMario, Sandra Feusi, Judy Fink, Elizabeth Fisher, Robin Flatley, Donna Francis, Rob Freeberg, Virginia Goodman, Lerna Gottesman, Bill Gottesman, Gary Graff, Lisa Harris, Freddie Hart, Jennelle Harvey, Shelli Harvey, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Kate John, Alyssa Kerr, Bruce Landenberger, Latchis Theatre, Dot MacDonald, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Jill Newton, Kristin Outwater, Ellen Peters, Deb Pierotti, Jon Potter, Sabine Rhyne, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Sarah May Schultz, Ray Sebold, Liz Simmons, Dalit Sivan, Paul Eric Smith, Alan Stockwell, Maggie Sullivan, Melissa Trainor, Leslie Turpin, Daniel Valerio, Betsy Williams, Amanda Witman, Ellery Witman, Avery Witman and Yellow Barn

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