Heim, Norman

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Norman Heim


Born: September 30, 1929

Country: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Studies: University of Evansville (BM) and the Eastman School of Music (MM, DMA)


Born in Chicago, he earned degrees from the University of Evansville (BM) and the Eastman School of Music (MM, DMA). Following a year on the faculty at Central Missouri College and seven years at the University of Evansville, Norman served as a distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Maryland from 1960 until his retirement in 1991. Emeritus status was conferred upon him by the University in 1994.

A clarinetist by profession, Dr. Heim had taught classes in woodwind pedagogy, music literature and music theory. This included teaching doctoral seminars in clarinet literature, a subject about which he's one of the world's leading experts. Though his directing experiences included band, orchestra and choral organizations, he specialized as a clarinet choir director for 35 years and conducted three of the massed clarinet choir concerts assembled at the conventions of the International Clarinet Society.

During his equally impressive writing career, Norman has had over 250 feature articles published in leading music education journals. He has also written more than 25 published books for and about clarinet, and is composer/arranger of over 300 works in an array of solo and ensemble settings. [1]

Works for Percussion

Collage (Heim) - Multiple Percussion; Clarinet
Solisti for Clarinet and Marimba, op.42 - Marimba; Clarinet


  1. Norman Heim Bio - Kendor Retrieved 06/23/2012