Heather Adelsberger, Piano
Heather Adelsberger maintains an active career as a pianist, organist, vocal accompanist and piano instructor in the Washington D.C. area. She holds an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance from the Catholic University of America, and a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Maryland.
A sought-after music educator and member of MTNA, Heather has maintained private studios in Maryland and Virginia for the past seven years. Heather stresses an individualistic approach to each students learning style and goals. Using creative pedagogy and a wide range of repertoire, she tailors each lesson to motivate the student toward achievement and a love of the art form.
In 2009, Heather joined the faculty at Duke Ellington School of the Arts where she coaches and accompanies conservatory-bound high school vocal students. Most recently, she prepared students of Duke Ellingtons Opera Workshop for their spring production which featured scenes from Handel's Xerxes, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and Troubled Island by African American composer William Grant Still.
A firm believer in continuing education, Heather recently completed a year of study through the Potomac Organ Institute where she received year-long scholarship to study organ. Heather is currently the principal organist at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, MD.
Heather maintains an active performing schedule as a solo and collaborative pianist. Her most recent endeavors have included a series of recitals in Washington and New Jersey with cellist Sara Bennett Wolfe, and performances of Franz Schubert's Die Winterreise with her husband, bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger.