Heather Vest recently moved to the Cincinnati area after living and teaching for six years in New Mexico. There she founded and directed the Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir and taught 1st-12th grade music, while also teaching online classes for Eastern New Mexico University. Heather completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Butler University in 2002 under the direction of Henry Leck and Eric Stark. She has since worked with choirs in Indiana, Utah, and New Mexico. Heather was a student of Metropolitan Opera soprano Claudia Waite and sang with the Butler Orchestra as a soloist with the Butler Chorale. Heather has been the guest clinician and conductor for the New Mexico Junior High School Honor Choir and has adjudicated at numerous Large Group and Solo and Ensemble Festivals.