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About Dane Heuchemer

As a musicologist, Dane Heuchemer specializes in sixteenth-century Germany (with a particular emphasis on electoral Saxony) and issues in early music performance practice. His long-term scholarly project focuses on the extant sixteenth- and seventeenth-century print and manuscript collections of a number of Saxon towns and smaller cities, sources currently among the holdings of the Sächsische Landes- und Universitäts-Bibliothek in Dresden, Germany.
In recent years, he has also been exploring the patronage of music by nobles, with a particular emphasis on the impact of inter-court rivalry. Recent publications include articles in The Influence of Hot American Idioms in Twentieth-Century German Music; Reader's Guide to Music: History Theory and Criticism; Great Lives from History: African Americans; Musicians and Composers of the Twentieth Century; and entries forthesecond edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has also presented papers at numerous national and regional conferences. He is also working on a study of the United States military occupation of Korea following World War Two, a project inspired by his late father's military service. Heuchemer is also currently under contract as a "Professor" with The Teaching Company.
As a conductor, Heuchemer assumed directorship of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the College's concert band, in its second year of existence and has developed the group into an ensemble of approximately sixty members. In addition, he founded the school's Early Music Ensemble. As a guest conductor, Prof. Heuchemer has directed numerous ensembles, at the professional, inter-collegiate, collegiate, and high school levels, including the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors' Association (OPCICA) Honor Concert Band. Heuchemer also serves as orchestra conductor for MTVArts, a local drama/musical theater company.
A performer on modern trumpet, Baroque (valveless) trumpet, and Renaissance cornetto, he was recently featured as guest soloist with the Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds, and Heuchemer is currently serving as both co-principal trumpet and associate rehearsal conductor for that ensemble. He is the trumpet instructor and brass choir director for the North Central Ohio Adult Music Camp (Ashland University). Heuchemer has twice served as Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association (OPCICA) President, and is currently serving as a member of the External Review Committee for Marietta College's McCoy Professor Program.


Present Professor of Music, Kenyon College

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