Heather Kirkconnell

Heather Kirkconnell is an organist, choir director and keyboard instructor based in Newton, just outside of Boston. She is the Music Director at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA. Heather went to school at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio where she was an Organ Performance and French major. Enamored with the literature, art and music of 17th century France, she studied organ at the Conservatoire de Versailles in France with Jean-Baptiste Robin, completing a research and performance project funded by the Fondation des Etas-Unis in Paris.

In addition to music, Heather loves the visual arts. She is has taken a number of art and art history courses, most recently focusing on figure drawing. She is an avid knitter and enjoys designing and wearing her own clothing, knit or sewn. She enjoys calligraphy and the overlap between how handwritten music and words can open new avenues of expression and artistry. Heather lives in Waltham, MA with her husband Jacob Farnsworth and their cat Felix.


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— Heather Kirkconnell