During his tenure at the American Boychoir School, Kerry Heimann wore numerous hats, including accompanying the choir’s almost 100 annual concerts, coordinating an extensive national and international touring and recording schedule, and ultimately as its president. With degrees in organ performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kerry earned his doctoral degree in harpsichord and early music from Illinois, with a minor in choral conducting and literature. He received several awards and honors, including the prestigious Theodore Presser Award, as well as being inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society in Music.
A widely sought-after accompanist, conductor, and collaborator, Kerry has played at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center and performed at festivals throughout Europe and North America. Following his interest in music of the Baroque Era, he helped found the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana and served as producer for many of Charlotte Mattax’s recordings, including the harpsichord works of Jean-Henri d’Anglebert and J.S. Bach.
Kerry has performed at national and regional conferences for the American Choral Directors Association, the Society for Seventeenth Century Music, and the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. Currently, he works for Princeton University Concerts, helping to present innovative concerts by the leading classical musicians, including musical visionaries such as conductor Gustavo Dudamel, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and many others. In addition, he serves as the Director of Music and Organist for Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey.