Joshua Heaney is an award-winning saxophonist and music educator based in the greater area of Toledo, Ohio. He is regularly featured as a soloist, having most recently performed with the Susquehanna University Wind Ensemble Institute, Atlanta Chamber Collective, Atlanta Wind Project, Georgia State University Wind Ensemble, and Susquehanna University Orchestra. He has also performed as principal saxophonist with the Macon Symphony, Lima Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Eastern Music Festival orchestras. A staunch advocate for new music, Joshua has collaborated with composers John Luther Adams, Marilyn Shrude, Augusta Read Thomas, Marc Mellits, Michael Schelle, Evan Ziporyn, Viet Cuong, and many others. Additionally, he has been featured with Atlanta’s SoundNOW contemporary music festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, ArtsX, WABE’s “Atlanta Music Scene,” Virginia Center for the Creative Arts’ “Composer Playlist”, and regularly performs at the EAR|EYE series at the Toledo Museum of Art. Joshua can also be heard performing Steve Reich’s “Reed Phase” on a recent commercial single and is producing his debut album with Duo Aurous.
Currently, Joshua Heaney serves as Adjunct Professor at Heidelberg University, where he teaches saxophone, clarinet, chamber music, and performs with the faculty wind quintet. Joshua holds degrees from Susquehanna University and Georgia State University and is completing the Doctorate (DMA) in Contemporary Music Performance at Bowling Green State University, where he also teaches saxophone and woodwind methods. His primary teachers include Gail B. Levinsky, Jan Baker, John Sampen, and Frederick L. Hemke.
Joshua Heaney is a Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician and performs on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.