Heather Verbeck has an active career as a performer and teacher. A graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Arizona State University and The Studio, her teachers have included Bradley Garner, Jack Wellbaum, Trevor Wye, Trygve Peterson, Eric Hoover and Maralyn Prestia. A recipient of scholarships from Arizona State University, Brevard Music Center, and the College-Conservatory of Music, she was awarded a Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Scholarship to study in England with Trevor Wye at The Studio.
Verbeck is a winner of the WGUC Auditions, Arizona Flute Society Masterclass Competition, a prize winner in the NFA Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition, and a finalist in the Myrna Brown Competition. She maintains a private studio and in 2003 was appointed to the flute faculty CCM, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate flute students and a weekly piccolo class. She and her husband, percussionist Brady Harrison have a flute and percussion duo called the Milton Street Chamber Music Society, and have been featured in several recitals including concerts in Lexington, Ky., as a part of the Lexington Philharmonic’s Audible and Edible chamber music series, in Cincinnati as part of Xavier University’s Spring Music Festival, and the Cincinnati Flute Symposium Concert Series. She is the Master Class director for The Garner Malibu Flute Symposium, where she is also an artist teacher. In addition to her recital performances, Verbeck has performed with several orchestras, including the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra.