Grace Heatherington-Tilka is a cellist, production manager, and audio engineer. She has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist as well as in chamber ensembles and orchestras. Grace holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Arts Technology from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has had the privilege of studying under renowned cellists Sharon Robinson, Peter Stumpf, Emilio Colón, and Peter Howard.
Grace believes that music education empowers students to achieve their best in all aspects of life - it strengthens students' emotional, social, and intellectual abilities, which in turn strengthens the communities around them. She teaches at Hopewell because she wants to ensure everyone has access to music education, and she loves the moment when a concept "clicks" for a student and they achieve one of their goals.
You can find Grace around town picking up freelance cello gigs and in the control booth of local theatres where she acts as audio engineer, and now you can find her spreading the joy of music at Hopewell!