Marianne Heim ’97

With VCS Since

2002

Campus Location

High School Campus

Positions

Fine Arts Director
High School Director of Choral Studies
High School Ministry Development

Contact

Phone:  480.705.8888 x214

Church Affiliation

CCV Chandler

Biography

As a singer, creator, producer, vocal coach, and teacher, Marianne Heim has coached hundreds of aspiring vocalists since beginning her career in 2000. She has a passion, through the Holy Spirit, to inspire students to use the gifts they have been given to worship Jesus Christ and to be a light and joy their community.

With 20 years of teaching experience, Marianne’s voice students have gone on to receive vocal scholarships, and have achieved success at both the college and professional levels, including spotlights on American Idol and The Voice.

As a performer, she was featured as a soloist on the von Promnitz Family European Tour, soloist at Notre Dame Cathedral, featured soloist at Grand Canyon University, as well as a performer in countless musicals, plays, and choral works. Her stage credits include lead roles in The Music Man, Oklahoma! and Cosi fan tutte.

Since 2002, she has served as K-12 Director of Fine Arts, Director of Choral Studies, and Music Teacher at Valley Christian Schools. Under her choral direction, the Valley Christian Schools’ Concert Choir and Chorale have performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, took a missions tour to Poland and produced their first album “Live from the Music Hall”. She currently serves as the producer of the Fine Arts Department shows in addition to directing out-of-state tours, in-state mini tours, and more than 40 concerts each school year.

She has also served as Adjunct Professor of Voice at Grand Canyon University. She went on to develop the Valley Christian Adult Community Choir and Youth Choir, Summer Musical Theatre Workshop, Show Choir Camps, and continues to perform and worship lead in her solo artist career.

She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She was awarded “Who’s Who in American Top Teachers”, achieved her Lifetime Certification with the Association of Christian Schools International and holds a subject matter expert teaching certification with the state of Arizona.

The Heims (Mike, Marianne, and Braydan) love taking road trips to the ocean, having family gatherings, and participating in their home church.

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Credentials

Grand Canyon University, Master of Education, 2003

Grand Canyon University, Bachelor of Arts, 2001