Heather J. Worden
Department(s) / Office(s): Music and Theater Arts (Department of), Music Programs
Phone: +1 (607) 778-5326
Degrees: B.M., Houghton College; M.M., Binghamton University
Heather Worden is a versatile conductor and educator of a wide-ranging repertoire in academic and community ensembles and classrooms. As an Adjunct Professor and Music Director, Worden teaches Music Theory, Introduction to Music, and directs the String Ensemble at SUNY Broome Community College. Worden began her teaching career in the public schools, spending time in both elementary and secondary levels. She joined the faculty at SUNY Broome in the fall of 2012.
Passionate about Music education, Worden helps the Binghamton Youth Symphony with bi-yearly seating auditions, visits local High school music programs to guest conduct rehearsals, and formerly sat on the Education Council of the Binghamton Philharmonic. In 2018, she received a grant to implement technology into her Music Theory classroom. Using the grant money, thirty Microsoft Surface tablets with Staff Pad composition software were purchased and are now being used in the Music Theory classes.
Worden attended Houghton College where she graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Music Education. In 2011, she graduated from Binghamton University with a Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting. Worden has studied conducting with Greg Magie, Brandon Johnson, Brian Casey, Timothy Perry, and most recently attended a conducting seminar with George Stelluto from the Julliard School of Music.