Jean M. Hein


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Topeka, Kansas

Early Music Skills & Interests


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Administrator, Performer


          Arts administrator, baroque recorder player, and clarinetist Jean Hein has recently moved to Topeka from Columbia, SC where she was a founding member and recorder soloist with Columbia Baroque for 14 years and artistic and executive director for the past eight years. Hein has served a member of the Board of Directors of Early Music America for the past five years. She currently teaches online recorder classes and lessons for senior adults in the New Horizons program at the University of South Carolina. This spring, she will be teaching a class for the Osher Institute and recorder classes for senior adults for Lawrence Parks & Recreation. Hein previously has been executive director of the Sandlapper Singers in South Carolina, Arts @ St. Luke’s in Oklahoma, and the Fox Valley Children’s Choir in Illinois. Her recorder performing includes a tour Ireland and Wales performing Baroque and Celtic music plus chamber music concerts and recitals in the Midwest, Southwest, and Southeastern US. In addition, Hein has extensive experience as a clarinetist. Her clarinet students have achieved outstanding results in All-State auditions and with college admissions at prestigious music schools. Hein has performed as a clarinetist in orchestras and chamber ensembles in the Midwest and Southeast. She has served on the music faculty of Claflin University, Cornell College, Coe College, and Columbia College. She holds music degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University, with further study at the University of Iowa and summer study at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.


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