Heiny, Chad

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Born: 26th April 1980
Country: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Studies: Louisiana State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Teachers: Website: https://www.chadheiny.com/

Chad Heiny is a multifaceted freelance musician and educator residing in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. An avid, versatile, and regularly commissioned composer, Chad has created music for an eclectic collection of ensembles and performers across the globe. His works, including a World Premiere at the 2018 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, are published by both Tapspace Publications and C. Alan Publications. He also holds positions as Music Editor with Tapspace Publications, Program Coordinator for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, and is an adjudicator for Winter Guard International.

Chad has been a passionate contributor to the pageantry arts since 1999, and prior to his current role at the Blue Knights, he arranged, coordinated, or consulted for several DCI World Championship Finalists including The Cadets, Spirit of Atlanta, Boston Crusaders, and Glassmen. An acclaimed percussion arranger, wind arranger, and program coordinator for high school and collegiate marching bands across the country, Chad’s work throughout the fall has won the hearts and minds of students, staffs, fans, and adjudicators. Accolades here include a 3rd Place Finish (and the award for High Music) with the Hebron High School Marching Band at the 2019 Bands of America Grand National Championships, several BOA Regional Champions, and many BOA Regional Finalists. He can also be seen walking across Heinz Field on game days as Creative Consultant for the Pittsburgh Steeline.

Works for Percussion by this Composer


Chemical Songs (Volume 1)
Chemical Songs (Volume 2)

Percussion Ensembles

Beacons of Light - Percussion Ensemble
Bad Juju - Percussion Octet
Canon Fodder - Percussion Quartet
Coming of Age - Solo Marimba and Percussion Quartet
Elements - Marimba Duo
Epoch - Percussion Sextet
Hydra - Percussion Octet
Panthera Pardus - Percussion Ensemble
Perched - Drumset & Multiple Percussion
Treespeak - Percussion (13)
Two Preludes - Mallet Sextet
Undisclosed - Percussion Nonet
Wanderlust - Percussion Septet