Heather Dea Jennings
Composer Heather Dea Jennings is a Professor of Music at the Federal University of Alagoas, Maceió, in Brazil, and is currently on sabbatical in New Mexico. She received an M. A. in Music Composition from Wesleyan University where she studied composition with Alvin Lucier as well as Ron Kuivila and Anthony Braxton. She began her studies towards a master's degree at California Institute of the Arts, where she studied composition and improvisation with David Rosenboom and Wadada Leo Smith. She undertook her undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music where she studied Music Synthesis and composition with Richard Boulanger. She has had many performance opportunities, including performing the music of Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, John Cage and Robert Ashley. Ms. Jennings also studied Hindustani music (Khyal) in Boston and India under Pt. Shreeram Devasthali, Warren Senders and Kalpana Mazumdar. She has a continued interest in singing and playing flute and currently studies flute with Valerie Potter. For more information on her music, go to http://www.myspace.com/hdjproj.