Artistic Director - Frank A. Heller, III

Frank A. Heller, III is the founder of Voces Novae and currently serves as the Artistic Director. He is in his 19th year as the Director of Music Ministries at Highland Presbyterian Church. In addition, he is a private vocal instructor and a Certified Master Teacher in Creative Motion, an innovative method of musical learning.

Mr. Heller served on the staff of the Louisville Youth Choir for 17 seasons, where he was both Artistic Director and Executive Music Director and conducted four of the nine ensembles. He has also taught voice at Bellarmine University in Louisville, as well as conducted the University Chorus at the University of Louisville. His background includes a 20-year tenure as Director of Music at Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church in Louisville, where he received regional and national recognition.

Mr. Heller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from the University of Louisville and a Master’s Degree in Music Education with a choral conducting emphasis from Loyola University of New Orleans. His vocal and conducting studies have included the opportunity to work with Fletcher Smith, Philip Frohnmayer, Robert Shaw, Daniel Moe, and Larry Wyatt. Professional credits include joint efforts with Samuel Adler and John Rutter as well as participation in Creative Motion Alliance, Choristers Guild, National Association for Music Education, Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and American Choral Directors Association.

Mr. Heller has served as both President and Treasurer of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He was honored by KCDA and chosen as their recipient of the Robert K. Baar Choral Excellence Award in 2000.

Mr. Heller is married to Donna Heller. They have three children, Jennifer, Shannon, and April; and six grandchildren, Hunter James and Lillyan Michelle Cook, Mason Eric & Wyatt Lee Custard, Ezekiel David and Jasmine Rae Procita.

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