Diane Heffner


Diane Heffner is a Boston-based freelance clarinetist and teacher on both modern and historical instruments. She plays period clarinets with the Handel and Haydn Society, Arcadia Players, Boston Baroque, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. San Francisco, and Pacific Musicworks, Seattle, “Rumbarocco” Latin-Baroque fusion ensemble, and Eudamonia, a Purposeful Period Band. As a modern clarinetist, Ms. Heffner performs regularly in ensemble and as soloist with Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Alea III, Solar Winds, and others. Playing saxes and clarinet, she enjoys doing freelance jazz work and is a member of Boston’s only all women big band “the Mood Swings Orchestra.” Ms. Heffner is on the applied faculty at Tufts University and the All-Newton Music School, and has BM and MM degrees from New England Conservatory.