Heather Vest

Director of Choirs & Education

Heather Vest is CYC’s Director of Choirs and Education and the conductor of Con Brio. She has been with CYC since 2015, and in that time has led Piccolo Coro, satellite choirs, and has worked to greatly expand the Vivo Coro programs that bring choral music to schools around the Cincinnati area. Heather has adjudicated vocal and choral competitions in many states, served as junior high school honor choir director, and most recently served as guest conductor for OMEA District 16 elementary honor choir. She joined CYC’s 2023 tour to Costa Rica and looks forward to bringing CYC singers to Carnegie Hall in 2024. Before moving to Ohio, Mrs. Vest taught music to grades 1-12 in New Mexico and founded the Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Butler University in 2002, studying voice with Metropolitan Opera soprano Claudia Waite and Steven Stolen and conducting with Henry Leck and Dr. Eric Stark.