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Heather Ewer

Heather Ewer

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Heather Ewer is a freelance tuba player and educator born and raised in Colorado, living her best life in New York City. She grew up playing in a brass quintet with her trumpet playing twin brother and has been in love with the genre ever since. Heather studied with Deanna Swoboda at Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education. She also has a Master's in Tuba Performance from Colorado State University. While living back in Denver, she played a variety of ensembles including orchestras, concert bands, British style brass bands, and recording sessions. One of her favorite projects was playing sousaphone and cymbals for the Denver Broncos marching band. Since moving to New York in 2019, she has become a staple of the NYC New Orleans brass band scene, performing on sousaphone with Brass by the Slice, Brass Queens, New Heights Brass Band, Brooklyn Delta Jazz Party, Off the Bar Brass, and the L Train Brass Band which she also led as Music Director for the past two years. She currently plays with eGALitarian brass- an all female classical brass quintet that gigs around the city and tours the upper Northeast.In addition to playing sousaphone and classical tuba, Heather has played tuba and trombone in pit orchestras, including Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and multiple productions of Urinetown. Heather is passionate about music education and maintains a private studio while also teaching brass lessons for the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Outside of loving playing and teaching, she also is an arranger, conductor, and music contractor who loves meeting new people.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Tours

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Denver/West

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Music Assistant
    • Music Copyist
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Tuba

    My Instruments

    • Bass - upright
    • Trombone
    • Tuba

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)