Are you a small to medium-sized volunteer choir who wants to be more effective in your ministry, but are out of resources? Sometimes there just isn’t any more talent in the church; there isn’t any more rehearsal time, and there’s nothing left in the budget. After working with countless choirs over the years, Heather has come up with a list of practical tips on how to be a better choir without adding more people, talent, or money.
Heather Sorenson Composer, Songwriter, Artist Heather Sorenson entered the church music industry in her twenties, and her name quickly became a welcomed fixture in the publishing world. Heather is hired by the largest and most respected publishers in the world, and her pieces remain at the top of Bestsellers lists and Editor’s Choice selections.
Diversity is the characteristic that makes Heather somewhat of an anomaly in the industry: she easily maneuvers both the traditional and contemporary genres of Christian music, often combining the two for a unique blend that has become her artistic fingerprint. Initially recognized for her skill as a pianist, Heather is now known for her compositions in choral anthems, solo piano collections, and orchestrations. Her works are performed regularly at competitions, concerts, recitals, and churches worldwide.
Over the past several years, Heather has appeared multiple times at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Constitution Hall in the roles of pianist and composer. She is scheduled to conduct her Christmas composition “The Silence and the Sound” at Carnegie Hall during the 2020 Christmas Season.
Although her career is sometimes on a big stage, Heather’s heart is leading the Church in worship, and she feels that her greatest calling is using her music to connect people with God.
Years of experience as a church music administrator and music educator have proven to be invaluable experience, and teaching has become a large part of Heather’s ministry. She taught all elementary levels of music at Grace Academy of Dallas for 4 years, served as an adjunct music professor at Baylor University, and has served on many master class panels in piano and songwriting. Heather regularly is a guest speaker and conductor at churches across America, and leads scores of sessions each year at various worship conferences, schools, and universities.
Currently Heather spends her time juggling a full writing load as well as traveling as a guest artist and lecturer. In her spare time, she loves catching up with friends over coffee, reading, and trying new-to-her restaurants. A list of “favorites” would include the perfect bowl of mashed potatoes, a great pair of heels, visiting beautiful churches, and exploring historic cities. She also collects stained glass windows and old newspapers with major headlines. Heather makes her home in the Dallas, TX area with her beloved (and very vocal) beagle, Lucy.