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Heidi Radtke

Visiting Instructor of Music Music - JCA
Heidi Radtke


208 Lilly Hall

Dr. Heidi Radtke maintains an active career as a saxophonist and pedagogue. She is the Visiting Instructor of Saxophone at Butler University, teaches applied saxophone and chamber music for the Carmel-Clay School district, and is a sought after private teacher in the Indianapolis area.

An avid chamber musician, Heidi performs with fellow saxophonist Henning Schröder as part of the Hiding Duo and frequently collaborates with her fellow Butler colleagues. In November 2015, Heidi performed the Midwest premiere of Scott McAllister’s Concerto Americana along with clarinetist Trina Gross and the Butler Wind Ensemble. Since then, Heidi and Trina have frequently performed together as a clarinet and saxophone duo.

Since arriving in Indianapolis, Heidi has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Most recently, Heidi gave the Indiana premiere performance of Stacy Garrop's Saxophone Concerto Quicksilver with the Butler University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Michael Colburn. She has been featured at regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Indiana State Contemporary Music Festival, and the Annual Festival of New Music at Ball State University. She was featured at the 2015 SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Music Conference and presented two performances at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France.

Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Heidi served as an Associate Instructor of Saxophone for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She completed bachelor degrees in political science and saxophone performance along with master degrees in library science and music performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. Her primary teachers include Debra Richtmeyer and Otis Murphy.

Heidi Radtke is a Vandoren Regional Artist.