Saxophone: Heidi Radtke

Dr. Heidi Radtke maintains an active career as a saxophonist and pedagogue. She is the Instructor of Saxophone at Butler University and is a sought-after private teacher in the Indianapolis area. 

An avid chamber musician, Heidi has performed throughout the United States with fellow saxophonist Henning Schröder as part of the Hiding Duo. She is the tenor saxophonist with the Iovi Saxophone Quartet and collaborates with fellow Butler colleague oboist Pam Ajango as part of the oboe-saxophone duo Metalloboe.  

Since arriving in Indianapolis, Heidi has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Muncie Symphony, and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Most recently, Heidi gave the Indiana premiere performance of Stacy Garrop’s Saxophone Concerto Quicksilver with the Butler University Wind Ensemble. She has been featured at regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Indiana State Contemporary Music Festival, and the Annual Festival of New Music at Ball State University. She was featured at the 2015 SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Music Conference and presented two performances at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. 

Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Heidi served as an Associate Instructor of Saxophone for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She completed bachelor’s degrees in political science and saxophone performance along with master’s degrees in library science and music performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. Her primary teachers include Debra Richtmeyer and Otis Murphy. 

Heidi Radtke is a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician and a Vandoren Regional Artist.