Heather Peyton


Lecturer in Music



Heather Peyton recently received a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Michigan State University, where she held the title of University Distinguished Fellow. She received her master's degree in solo performance and an Artist Diploma from McGill University, and her bachelor's degree from Indiana University.

Dr. Peyton won honorable mention as a finalist in the prestigious Gillet-Fox International Oboe Competition and she has competed in the Sony International Oboe Competition. She is the recipient of national and international awards for her solo and chamber music performances on oboe, English horn, and oboe d'amore.

She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras and contemporary music ensembles throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Peyton has performed as a member or guest with numerous ensembles, including the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Ensemble Pentaèdre, and the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Quebéc.