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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Heidi Radtke

Mark your calendars now to join us Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2022 for the NASA 2022 Biennial Conference at Oklahoma State University, Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Saxophone Player

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Name: Heidi Radtke
Website: https://www.butler.edu/directory/user/hradtke
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 9:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Partita for Soprano Saxophone and English Horn
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15
Bio: 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, Heidi has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, several regional orchestras, at local recording studios and area churches.  In the spring of 2018, she gave the Indiana premiere performance of Stacy Garrop's Saxophone Concerto “Quicksilver” with the Butler University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Michael Colburn. Heidi completed undergraduate degrees in political science and saxophone performance at 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 Bloomingto. Her primary teachers include Professor Debra Richtmeyer and Dr. Otis Murphy. 
Ensemble Bio: Oboist Pam Ajango and saxophonist Heidi Radtke both serve on the faculty at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Other Performers / Participants


Pam Ajango

English Horn

Bio: Pamela Ajango is Instructor of Oboe at Butler University in Indianapolis. Ms. Ajango has been an in-demand orchestral and chamber player for over 20 years. She is currently acting principal oboe of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and a founding member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Wind Quintet, where she substitutes on a regular basis. She is a top studio musician and plays for visiting Broadway shows. Before moving back to her hometown in 2002, she was a full-time freelance oboist in NYC, playing with the top orchestras, on Broadway, and for many recordings. Ms. Ajango's students are award-winners every year, from first chair at their schools and All-State ensembles, to youth orchestras, solo competitions, and summer festivals. BM, Boston University; MM, Manhattan School of Music; DMA (abd), SUNY Stony Brook.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Partita for Soprano Saxophone and English Horn Matthew Bridgham 15