Heather Gilligan               
                                          composer and pianist

Composer, Pianist, Professor


a debut album
Heather Gilligan, composer
Margot Rood, soprano

Released by Albany Records April, 2017

"...a new album that capably demonstrates that the art song is not only alive and well but thriving in the early decades of the 21st century."
                       Jonathan Blumhofer 
                     The Arts Fuse (10/21/17)
"Gilligan demonstrates deft control across a spectrum of styles augmented by a deeply empathetic ear for the poetry, which serves as inspirational framework both for the composer and soprano Margot Rood."
Doug DeLoach
Creative Loafing (12/5/17)

Acumen Magazine of Lehigh University

Fall 2015

Communal Composer

by Geoff Gehman 

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"Gilligan has helped transform New Hampshire’s Keene State College into a magnetic sanctuary for concerts of new musical works and workshops with veteran composers.”

At a glance...

Heather Gilligan is Professor of Music at Keene State College, where she is the coordinator of theory, composition, and aural skills.  She is a member of the Boston Composers' Coalitiona group of seven composers dedicated to the creation, performance, education, and dissemination of new American music.                                            

Recent Highlights...


  • A commission by the Kinnara Ensemble of Atlanta, GA - stay tuned!
  • A commission by the Grand Monadnock Youth Choir and KSC Concert Choir