Emily Heeney

Clarinet

Clarinet

Emily is a classical and contemporary musician, with over 15 years experience as a performer and teacher.

Performing Weber’s 1st Clarinet Concerto with the APPA Festival Orchestra at only 11 years of age, and gaining high distinction in ATCL Clarinet at 14, she then went on to study classical clarinet at Auckland University School of Music at contemporary piano and voice at Excel School of Performing Arts, followed by high distinction in LTCL Clarinet. She also has a passion for composition and songwriting, winning the Tower Young Composers Competition with her original composition, “Diversion”, written for two clarinets, piano and percussion, and then arranged the composition to be performed by the internationally acclaimed Netherlands Blazers Ensemble.

She has enjoyed a busy performing schedule with her various performance groups, as well as recording and releasing original music and judging the NZ leg of the Global Battle of the Bands Competition over consecutive years.

Emily now enjoys a busy schedule as a performing arts specialist teacher, clarinet tutor and choir director, and is a member of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers. Over the past 10 years her solo and chamber music students have seen much success in graded examinations and various school and national music competitions, and as a proficient pianist, she regularly accompanies her students. She aims to inspire all her students to not only aim for excellence, but form a meaningful connection to music that will last a lifetime.