Dr. Christopher J. Heffner

Christopher J. Heffner is an associate professor of music.

Dr. Christopher J. Heffner received his bachelor of music from Western Kentucky University, his master of music in trumpet performance and doctor of philosophy with an emphasis in wind conducting from the University of Florida. He taught initially at Todd County Central High School in Elkton, Ky., and is currently director of bands and associate professor of music at Lebanon Valley College. There, he directs the Pride of The Valley marching band, LVC Symphonic Band, and LVC Wind Ensemble.

As a member of the music education faculty, Dr. Heffner supervises student teachers and teaches a variety of classes in the music education curriculum. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician working with groups throughout the United States. Dr. Heffner is a member of National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

His most recent guest conducting experiences include: Kentucky Music Educators Association 3rd District, All-District Band; Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region III Band; and McNeese State University Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Heffner is a chapter contributor in T. S. Brophy (2008), the Florida music assessment project, which is an association-driven model of large scale assessment development. He contributes as well in T.S. Brophy Assessment in Music Education: Integrating Curriculum Theory, and Practice. He was also involved in the proceedings of the 2007 Florida Symposium on Assessment in Music Education in Chicago. Dr. Heffner is also an adjudicator for Hershey Music in the Parks, as well as McNeese State University’s “Showdown at Sundown.”