Mark W. Hardin
Mark W. Hardin is currently serving as a middle school Choral Director in Seminole County. In the past, he has conducted for the Orlando Gay Chorus, the DeBaun Chorale (Stevens Institute of Technology) and has taught at the Singers' Forum in New York City. He has also taught music in the Allen, Texas public school – his home town and alma mater. Mr. Hardin has served as director, musical director and/or choreographer for several theatrical productions such as the regional premier of Kathie Lee Gifford's Under the Bridge (Orlando REP) Entr'Acte – or The Night Eva LaGallienne Was Raped, The Boyfriend, 42nd Street, as well as original works "Bowery Lights" and "A Stage and Screen Christmas" plus many shows in North Texas. Acting credits include North Shore Music Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, ONSTAGE Atlanta, and Orlando Broadway Dinner Theatre in productions of A Chorus Line (thesis show), Kiss of the Spider Woman, La Cage aux Folles, Howard Crabtree's Whoop-Dee-Doo! and the Off-Broadway revival of Hollywood Pinafore, among others. He has toured Europe with the Continental Singers and has performed with luminaries such as Shoji Tabuchi (Branson, MO) and Broadway legend John Raitt. He graduated cum laude from East Texas Baptist University with a BME in All Level Music Education, and summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida with an MFA in Musical Theatre.
Trained as a classical pianist since age five, Heather has always pursued accompaniment, and is very busy in and around Central Florida. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and subsequently earned her Master’s degree in performance from the University of Michigan. She accompanies more than a dozen choirs and works with hundreds more instrumental soloists. Musical theatre is also something she continues to pursue, allowing her to accompany and conduct a number of musical productions annually.