Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway

Ken Heinlein

Lecturer in Tuba

M.M.,  Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M.,  Central Michigan University

Ken Heinlein, Tuba, was born and raised in the small town of Grayling, Michigan, where his musical development began with his involvement in his local school band program and his church. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree in Tuba Performance from Central Michigan University, where he studied with Mark Cox, and a Master of Music degree in Tuba Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Ronald Bishop.

Ken is currently an active performer in the Greater Cleveland area, and holds the position of Principal Tuba with the Akron Symphony Orchestra.  Ken has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Band, the Midland (MI) Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Additionally, Ken believes deeply in music's important cultural and educational role.  He teaches tuba and euphonium at both Baldwin Wallace University and Case Western Reserve University through the Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University Joint Music Program.  In his responsibilities at Case Western, he also coaches brass chamber music and is the director of the CWRU Brass Choir.  Furthermore, Ken coaches chamber music at Cleveland Heights High School and engages in performances and musical workshops for children of all ages in a variety of settings in schools across Michigan and Ohio.


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