Pianist Heather Conner is the chair of pre-college piano at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Previously she was professor of piano at the University of Utah, where she served on the faculty for fourteen years.
As a recitalist Dr. Conner has performed in prestigious venues in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New Haven, Moscow, Salzburg, and Salt Lake City, among others. In 2010, she performed a solo recital at the Zwischen den Jahren festival in Antweiler, Germany. She has appeared as recitalist and artist teacher at several venues in Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Conner has won grand prizes at several international competitions, including the Hilton Head Island International Piano Competition and the Kingsville International Young Performers Competition, and has performed on numerous occasions as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has recorded for the Naxos, Centaur and Acis Productions labels.
An avid chamber musician, Dr. Conner has appeared in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and at the Glenn Gould Studios in Toronto. She holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale School of Music, and Manhattan School of Music.