HEIDI HEPLER, singer,lyricist and actress grew up in the midwest outside of Detroit in Livonia, Michigan. At the age of nine she began singing in her church choir and studying cello. Always involved in school plays and vocal groups, Heidi would eventually meet and begin advanced vocal training with New York lyric coloratura soprano - Marjorie Gordon, who, lucky for Heidi, had moved to Detroit when her husband, the great violist Nathan Gordon became first violist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Heidi spent time in Los Angeles where she worked with the renowned vocal coach Seth Riggs. Theater and voice studies were continued with the University of Michigan Opera Theater at Interlochen National Arts & Music School.
Heidi's musical theater credits include Marietta in Naughty Marietta, Lauretta in The Music Master', Fiona in Brigadoon, Belinda in Dido & Aeneas', Julie Jordan in Carousel, Luisa in The Fantastiks. Heidi's unique vocal color and range has been described as a cross of Cleo Laine, Sarah Brightman and Yma Sumac.
From 1990-1994 while living and performing in Rome, Italy Heidi was heard by the producer of large jazz festival as she sang in a Rome Jazz Club. He immediately booked her as a featured performer at the '15th Festival Jazz di Roma' and was subsequently hired to oversee all production and artist contracts for this month long festival which took place in the Roman Olympic Stadium. Her dual language ability and background as a performer was a big plus as the artists she oversaw included, Archie Schepp, Ornette Coleman, The Manhattan Transfer, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Pat Methany, James Moody, John Faddis.