Assistant Professor of Piano
Canadian pianist, Heather Shea Lanners, received her Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada as a student of John Paul Bracey. She then continued her studies in Paris with French pianist Cecile Ousset. While in Paris, she also earned the Diplôme Supérieur en Musique de Chambre at the École Normale de Musique. Since the completion of a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Literature with Barry Snyder at the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Lanners has worked as the Opera Coach at both the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Akron.
Professional engagements have included performing regularly as the pianist for the Cleveland Opera on Tour, the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music String Camp, and the Holland Summer Music Sessions. Ms. Lanners has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as both a solo pianist and chamber musician. She has performed in public master classes for such artists as Natalia Antonova, Jean Barr, Edmund Battersby, Robert Silverman, Anner Bijlsma and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Ms. Lanners performed at the Dublin International Piano Festival in July of 2015.
Professor Lanners is engaged frequently as an adjudicator and as a master class clinician. She has been published in the “American Music Teacher” journal, and is active as a guest lecturer, having presented lectures at the Eastman School of Music Summer Piano Festival, and the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association 2014 State Conference. She has served as the Chair for the OMTA and the MTNA State Piano Competitions since 2007. In May of 2015, she served as local chair and host of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association state conference.
Lanners has also served on the faculty of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, and as featured artist at the Amadeus PianoFestival in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her students have achieved success in numerous competitions; most recently winning top prizes in the Tulsa Crescendo Music Awards, the Meinders Piano Competition and the MTNA Piano Competitions at the State and Division levels. Professor Lanners teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, and class piano at OSU.
Hear Heather Lanners Perform:
Performed with: Connor Nelson, flute & Celeste Johnson Frehner, oboe