Composer, arranger, musical director, and choral singer Bill Heigen is a recipient of awards in Brazil (Vocal Brasil CCBB 2012 and Nona Mostra FIL) in the US (MCE Composer Competition 2015-2016) and South Korea (Busan Choral Composition Competition) for his compositions, vocal arrangements, and choral directing. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music Composition from Hunter College. NYC, and a Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Heigen’s compositions and vocal arrangements have been performed by ensembles across the US, France, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Lebanon, Japan, Italy and Poland. He has performed in several vocal ensembles such as the award-winning Choral Chameleon, the award-winning C4, the National Chorale, the Salvatones, New York Holiday Choristers. and St. Michael’s Choir.

He has been hired as a professional singer by many other church choirs, synagogues and community choirs in the Tri-State Area. He served as the accompanist for Hunter College’s Jazz Vocal Workshop as well. Currently, he works as a music teacher, composer, arranger, and vocal coach. He is also a Tenor Soloist at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC.

Ave Verum CorpusVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 2:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: 14th Century  Language: Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Communion  First Performance: Jun 02, 2013: Parish Choir, Katya Syrochkina, St Gabriel Parish, Stamford, CT Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 124/125)
Nunc DimittisVoicing: SSAATTBB  Accompaniment: Piano  Performance Length: 2:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Luke 2, Doxology  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Lent, Memorial Services, Funerals  Descriptive Terms: Depart, Dismiss, Sacred  First Performance: Oct 15, 2014: St. Michael’s Choir, John Edward Cantrell, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, New York City, USA Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 124/273~2015-Q1)
Set Me as a SealVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 2:20  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Song of Solomon  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Christmas, Passover, Weddings  Descriptive Terms: Death, Love, Solomon, Song, Waters  First Performance: Jul 07, 2015: St. Michael’s Choir, John Cantrell, Basilique Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orléans, Orleans, France Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 124/311~2015-Q4)
BubblesVoicing: SSAATTBB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Bill Heigen  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Ascension, Epiphany, Thanksgiving  Descriptive Terms: Bubbles, Improvisation  First Performance: Nov 15, 2014: C4 ensemble, Galapagos Art Space, NYC Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 124/290~2015-Q2)
Someone Who DreamsVoicing: SATB with divisi  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 04:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Bill Heigen  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Dream, Robot, Work, Saving The World, Save, World, Voice, Sings  First Performance: February 17, 2019 : Hired singers for live recording, Deborah King, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 124/1609~2022-Q1)