School of Visual and Performing Arts

Lee Heritage

Dr. Lee Heritage, University of Toledo Associate Professor of Music

Composer Lee Heritage has written numerous works for orchestra, chamber groups and for the theatre.  His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Canada, and are made available by Brixton Publications and Doberman Yppan Publishers.  Heritage has collaborated with the Glacity Theater Collective, writing music for the premiere performance of William McMillen’s The Exhibition.  That project was a renewal of their collaborations, the first one occurring in Glacity’s 2009 performance of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.  Heritage also wrote 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.   His compositions for theatre are known for their rich sonorities that capture and enhance the emotional content of the drama they underscore.  Recent works include compositions for woodwind quintet, flute duo, a collaborative work for theatre, and songs for voice and piano.

Dr. Heritage is Associate Professor of Music at The University of Toledo where he teaches music composition and theory since 1992. During the period 1996 to 2000, he also served as Founding Director of the music composition program at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina.  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. 


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Last Updated: 8/8/17