Ken Heinlein, DMA, University of Michigan; MM, Cleveland Institute of Music; BM, Central Michigan University. He has studied with Fritz Kaenzig, W. Craig Sutherland, Yasuhito Sugiyama, Ronald Bishop, and Mark Cox.
Mr. Heinlein currently holds the position of principal tuba with both the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, he performs each summer as principal tuba with the Blossom Festival Band and regularly performs as a part of CityMusic Cleveland and the Blossom Festival Orchestra. Mr. Heinlein has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Grant Rapids Symphony Orchestra; he also performs frequently with the Cleveland Orchestra Brass Quintet.
Mr. Heinlein teaches both tuba and euphonium at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, where he is also director of the Baldwin Wallace Brass Choir and teaches the brass methods course to music educators. Additionally, he teaches at Kent State University, where he is also a member of the Kent Brass Quintet.