Composer Lee Heritage (b. 1958) has written numerous works for wind ensemble, orchestra, chamber groups and theatre. His composition Fun and Games for string orchestra was premiered by the Maumee Valley Country Day School string ensemble in 2017. His works for wind ensemble, February Twilight and Castle Builder, were commissioned and premiered by the University of Toledo Wind Ensemble in the spring of 2018.
Heritage’s recent chamber works include To the West Wind (2014), written for and premiered by the Toledo Symphony Woodwind Quintet, and All the Fine Things for flute duo and piano, which was premiered in London in 2014. Other compositions include In A Dream of Fabled Lands for flute choir, Lullabye for Bear for flute and piano (also available for trombone choir and trombone and piano), Two Poems for flute and guitar, All Kinds of Pairs for flute and guitar, Fling for guitar quartet, A Suffusion of Blue and Once More for saxophone quartet. Heritage’s compositions are available through Buss Publications, Doberman Yppan Publishers, and Imagine Music Publications.
Heritage has also written music for theatre and film, including the 2014 film Santa’s Secret Star, produced by the University of Toledo Full Dome Studio. He has collaborated with the Glacity Theater Collective, writing music for the premiere performance of The Exhibition (2012), and Glacity’s 2009 performance of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. Heritage composed music for Masks, a multimedia docudrama by Ed Lingan that was premiered in Toledo in 2015 at the 2016 Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference in Toledo, Ohio and performed at other venues in the region. He has also written music for productions at the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film, including Oedipus the King, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and In the Next Room.
Dr. Heritage is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Toledo where he has taught music composition and theory since 1992. During the period 1996 to 2000, he served as Founding Director of the music composition program at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina. Heritage has also served as Chair of the Department of Music and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UT. He holds music composition degrees from the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Composer Lee Heritage has written for wind ensemble, orchestra, string orchestra, a variety of chamber groups, theatre and film. His works are published by Buss Publications, Doberman/Yppan Publications, and Imagine Music. He holds music composition degrees from the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.