About Heidi Radtke
Dr. Heidi Radtke maintains an active career as a saxophonist and pedagogue. She is the Instructor of Saxophone at Butler University in Indianapolis and provides applied saxophone and chamber music instruction for the Carmel High School band program. Since arriving in Indianapolis in 2014, Heidi has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, several regional orchestras, at local recording studios, and area churches. She also frequently collaborates with her fellow Butler University colleagues. In the spring of 2018, 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 is on the review team for the online periodical thesaxophonist.org and has written reviews for the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal. Heidi’s passion for chamber music led her to complete her doctoral dissertation on the topic of saxophone quartet pedagogy and she has given presentations on chamber music coaching strategies and resources at the Indiana Music Educators Association Conference, the American Single Reed Summit, and North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. Prior to pursuing her advanced degrees in saxophone, Heidi worked as a Music Librarian, Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, Florida Frost School of Music. She completed undergraduate degrees in political science and saxophone performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, graduate degrees in library science and music performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University Bloomington, where she also served as an Associate Instructor of Saxophone. Her primary teachers include Professor Debra Richtmeyer and Dr. Otis Murphy. Dr. Heidi Radtke is a Vandoren Regional Artist and plays exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones.