Heather Baldwin Killmeyer serves as Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at East Tennessee State University. An active artist-clinician, Dr. Killmeyer has taught clinics and master classes in California, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Her orchestral experience includes the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Symphony Silicon Valley, Ballet Silicon Valley, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Reno Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the contemporary group Nimbus Ensemble. She has performed at International Double Reed Society conference in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Provo, Uath, Norman, Oklahoma, and Redlands, California and presented at College Music Society conferences in Knoxville, Tennessee and Missoula, Montana.
Dr. Killmeyer's research interests include performance studies and cultivating new audiences through creative programming in non-traditional venues. She is the oboist and artistic director of Dada Cabaret, an experimental chamber ensemble blending eclectic contemporary art music with spoken narrative and elements of theatre. Dr. Killmeyer has participated in numerous commissions and premieres of new works for oboe, and is the recent recipient of a major research grant to commission a new work by composer Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin.
Dr. Killmeyer received her degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (B.M.), the University of Nevada Las Vegas (M.M.) and the University of Southern California (D.M.A.).