Adjunct Instructor and Artist-in-Residence, Heather Forsha teaches Aural Skills, private lessons, and plays collaboratively with faculty and students. She has extensive experience teaching piano, and has taught both private lessons and group classes at Concord Community Music School (Concord, NH), The New School for Music Study (currently The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy in Kingston, NJ), Westminster Choir College, Westminster Conservatory (Princeton, NJ), and Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp (Bennington, VT). In addition to her work in the private studio, Heather is a versatile collaborative pianist. She has played with soloists and small chamber groups, as well as choirs, and theater companies throughout New England, and with high school groups in Otsego County, NY. Expanding her choral background, Heather served as the musical director for New Rye Congregational Church (Epsom, NH), where she played service music and directed both adult and children's choirs.
Heather holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Her teachers include Phyllis Lehrer, Frances Clark, and Louise Goss.
Timothy has served as an accompanist in the Music Department at Hartwick College for more than 15 years. He has accompanied the College Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women's Choir, as well as numerous student recitals. He has been involved in many opera productions, voice repertoire classes, and "theme" concerts (all Handel, sacred music, etc.)
Outside of Hartwick Timothy serves as Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Society, and accompanies the Catskill Choral Society.
By day, he is an early childhood special educator at Kids Unlimited Preschool.
Kim Paterson is an Artist-in-Residence in accompanying and piano at both SUNY Oneonta (since 1993) and Hartwick College (since 1994) He has served as Music Director for Theater productions by Mask and Hammer (SUCO), CAPP (Hartwick), Orpheus Theater, Catskill Theater Works, and Franklin Stage Company. He is a member of the Catskill Klezmorim, and a member of the Catskill Symphony.
Mr. Paterson is a 1976 graduate of SUNY Purchase, where his teachers included Dennis Helmrich, Samuel Sanders, and Gilbert Kalish. He now lives in Delhi, NY.