Heavyn Dyer-Jones, Piano

Heavyn Dyer-Jones: Heavyn is currently a second year piano performance student at Mead Witter School of Music. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Heavyn has been exposed to many diverse artistic experiences and collaborations since beginning her artistry at 5 years old. Not only as a classical pianist, but as an African-American woman who commonly struggles with identity and a sense of belonging, she has always understood the importance of staying true to who you are as an artist, no matter the standards that may be in place. By the age of 14, she had made a point to seek out as many under-represented composers and artists. Heavyn feels that it is beyond crucial for the Black, Asian, Women-Identifying, and many other historically marginalized composers to be heard and exposed to the ears of the artistic generations to come. She believes that the raw artistry and genius displayed in underrepresented classical works deserves to come further into the light, and be celebrated by the community.