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Heidi Ann Dahms

Heidi Ann Dahms

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Ms. Dahms holds a Master of Music Education degree from Boston University, a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting, with Honors, from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona), a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Violin Performance) and a California State Teaching Credential from California State University, Hayward (now East Bay) and an additional credential in Administration and Educational Leadership.

    Ms. Dahms has performed as violinist in numerous ensembles throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Diablo Symphony, Woodminster Theater, and the Peninsula Civic Light Opera (now Broadway by the Bay). She was featured guest conductor of the Mt. Diablo School District Jr. High Honor Orchestra, Oregon State Jr. High School Honor Orchestra, NAU University Orchestra, and was the Assistant Conductor and Manager of the Flagstaff Youth Orchestra. She has also worked as a film scoring production assistant at George Lucas’ famed Skywalker Ranch film editing and recording studio in Marin County.

    In addition to her instrumental music teaching duties for the Castro Valley Unified School District, Ms. Dahms maintains a busy evening schedule as a free-lance Musical Director for the San Francisco Bay Area theater community, where she consistently garnered critical acclaim for her work as the vocal director and orchestra conductor. Musical Direction credits include: Annie, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, A Wonderful Life, The Boys from Syracuse, Carousel, Cinderella, Company, Fiddler on the Roof, The Full Monty, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Jekyll & Hyde, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Man of La Mancha, Oklahoma!, 1776, The Sound of Music, SMILE! The Musical, Suessical-The Musical, Sweet Charity, and The Wizard of Oz.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • Northern California

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Violin

    My Instruments

    • Viola
    • Violin

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • NAfME