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Heidi Abraham

Heidi Abraham

Associate Director, Student Billing Office of Student Accounts

Heidi Abraham oversees the student billing team. She has been in higher education since 2005 and joined AU Student Accounts in April of 2011. Her past experience includes student admissions and advising, active duty military and veterans benefits, and budget planning and management.

Degrees

BS, Engineering; Helsinki Polytechnic MS, Aeronautical Science; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MS, Management; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Languages Spoken
Finnish
Office
Student Accounts
New Mexico (3201) - 205
8.30am-4.30pm
Contact Info
(202) 885-3554 (Office)

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AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Musicology; choral and orchestral conducting; seventeenth-and eighteenth-century (German and English) music sociology; rock history; jazz history; popular and choral music; early brass instruments; computer applications in the humanities and music

Additional Information:

Abraham conducts the American University Chorus and the Chamber Singers and teaches courses in music history, theory, and appreciation. He is a frequent clinician, adjudicator, and festival jurist. A specialist in performance and practice of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music, Abraham is the music and artistic director of the Bach Sinfonia, a period-instrument ensemble dedicated to baroque and classical music. The Washington Post and other media outlets have praised his artistry and performances as having “uncommon precision and exuberant vitality” and “keen insight and coherence.” As a conductor and musicologist, he has “blended those skills marvelously in a program that combined learning with enjoyment in ideal proportions.” Abraham has conducted performances at the Kennedy Center, Music Center at Strathmore, National Women's Museum of the Arts, National Cathedral and twice before national meetings of the American Musicological Society. Broadcast credits include choral preparation for the Kennedy Center Honors Gala on PBS; the chorus master for Christmas in Washingtonon TNT, and an appearance on the PBS series History Detectives.Abraham was nominated for a 2010 Washington Area Music Award (WAMMIE) as Best Conductor/Director, and Bach Sinfonia is a 2011 finalist for the American Prize for Performance in the professional choral ensemble area. He records for Dorian Records (International) and is past president of the Maryland/District of Columbia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

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