FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Heather Coltman, D.M.A.

Musical Performance

Heather Coltman, D.M.A., is currently Interim Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, where she is a Professor of Music. A top prize-winner in numerous major international competitions, she performs extensively throughout North and South America, Europe and South Africa. Coltman made her debut in her native country of Zambia at the age of five and immigrated to the United States in 1966. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas, a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York and a Bachelor of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Her principal teachers included Lita Guerra, David Bar-Illan, Claude Frank and Nadia Boulanger. Her recordings can be heard on Wisdom Recordings, Klavier Records, Innova Recordings, Heng Hao Records and Lyra Productions. She is the Founder and Director of Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS) Piano Camps at FAU and is a passionate advocate of arts education for citizens of all ages.