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Mindy Heinsohn

Lecturer in Music: Flute


  • M.M., Music Performance, Yale University, 2010
  • B.M., Music Performance, Peabody Conservatory, 2008

MUS 255/455: Applied Flute

Professional Experience

Mindy Heinsohn, a native of Cordova, Maryland, holds a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with world-renowned flutist Marina Piccinini.

Ms. Heinsohn is active both as an orchestral and chamber musician. She has collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists such as Ani Kafavian, David Shifrin, the Szymanowski Quartet, and members of Ensemble Raro. In 2010, Ms. Heinsohn made her Carnegie Hall debut under the baton of Kryzstof Penderecki. She also made her Ukrainian debut, including a nationwide TV production, with violinist Andrej Bielow. She has made solo appearances with the American Youth Philharmonic and Sewanee Festival Orchestra and has worked with other notable conductors including Marin Alsop, Reinbert de Leeuw, and Peter Oundjian.

Ms. Heinsohn is currently in the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and a founding member of Ensemble Elegante. As a former member of Opus Nine Ensemble, she has performed throughout the East Coast and participated in their annual “Music in the Charter Schools” Festival, which is an initiative to promote the advancement of music in schools across the city of Philadelphia. Ms. Heinsohn has attended festivals such as Moritzburg Festival Academy, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Narnia Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

Throughout her career, Ms. Heinsohn has been an advocate for New Music. She is a former member of After Now and Sonar, two organizations focused on promoting new chamber music in the Baltimore-Washington area. Recently, she performed at the ElectroAcoustic Barn Dance Festival at University of Mary Washington, a festival focused on the collaboration between electronic music and art. Ms. Heinsohn premiered Timothy Andres’ “Crashing Through Fences,” a work that was written for her and Chamber Music Society Two Percussionist Ian Rosenbaum. She has also premiered works by Yale composers Andy Akiho, Christopher Cerrone, Christopher Theofanidis, and Fay Kueen Wang.

In addition to teaching at Washington College, Ms. Heinsohn also serves on the faculty at the International School of Music in Bethesda, Maryland.