Heather Suchodolski

Dr. Heather Suchodolski is the Principal Horn of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with DFW Brass, the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Lewisville Symphony Orchestra, and other ensembles throughout North Texas. Heather regularly presents performances and master classes throughout the United States and abroad. She has served as an invited Guest Artist at the Universidade de Brasília, the 25th International Festival of Brazilian Colonial and Early Music, and the 2nd International Festival of Classical Music of Piracicaba. She also helped coordinate the 44th Annual International Horn Symposium in Denton, TX. Heather describes music as her team sport. High School Band and Youth Orchestra had a huge influence on Heather’s adolescence, and she’s passionate about passing that love on through her teaching. Heather’s students have successfully auditioned for highly competitive All-Region Bands for Texas Music Educators Association Regions 2 and 31, as well as the All-State Bands and Orchestras. Her middle and high school students regularly compete on national and international stages, taking 3rd place at the 2019 Bands of America Grand Nationals with an invitation to march in the 2021 Rose Bowl Parade, and at the 2016, 2017, and 2019 Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Convention. Heather earned degrees from the University of Arizona (BM) and University of North Texas (MM, DMA) and enjoys painting, cooking, traveling, and damn good coffee. Her last name is pronounced “such-a-doll-skee” if you were curious.