Published & Creative Works


CD Recordings

  • Requiem (December 2015). New Jersey Symphony Orchestra & MSU Chorale - Jacques Lacombe, conductor. NJSO produced recording: Karl Held, engineer.  (Compact Disc).


  • Songs of Ascension (May 2011).  Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Todd Reynolds Quartet, MSU Singers – Heather J. Buchanan, conductor.  ECM Records, Germany:  Manfred Eicher, engineer. (Compact Disc).

Reviews: Thomas May, The Classical Review, June 22, 2011; Anne Midgette, The Washington Post, May 29, 2011; Andy Gill, The Independent (UK), May 13, 2011;

Awards: 2012 Grammy Nomination in Category 69 - Best Producer Classical (Manfred Eicher); Nominated #1 on John Schaefer’s Top 10 of 2011 for WYNC Broadcast, Jan 11, 2012.


  • Carmina Burana (September 2010). New Jersey Symphony Orchestra & MSU Chorale - Jacques Lacombe, conductor. NJSO produced recording: Karl Held, engineer.  (Compact Disc).

Reviews: Robert Levine, Classics Today, Feb 26, 2011.


  • Amerikanische Chormusik (December 2010). Studiocor der KUG recorded Minoritensaal, Graz, Austria. KUG student conductors under direction of Heather J. Buchanan, Johannes Prinz & Franz Jochum. KUG engineered & produced. (Compact Disc)

 

  • Tis the Season (2004) The Greater South Jersey Chorus – Heather J. Buchanan, conductor  Cherry Hill, NJ: Paul Vazquez & Heidi Velhagen, engineers. (Compact Disc).

 

  • Gifts of the Season: A Festival of Readings & Carols (2003) Flummerfelt, J., Jordan, J. M. & Buchanan, H. J., conductors.  The Westminster Symphonic Choir, Westminster Chapel Choir & Westminster Schola Cantorum.  Princeton, NJ:  John C. Baker, engineer. (Compact Disc).



Books, Monographs & Edited Volumes

  • Buchanan, H. J., & Mehaffey, M. W. (Eds.). (2011). Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 3.  Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc. [Book & companion CD’s] 
  • Buchanan, H. J., & Mehaffey, M. W. (Eds.). (2007). Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 2.  Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc. [Book & companion CD’s]
  • Buchanan, H. J., & Mehaffey, M. W. (Eds.). (2005). Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 1.  Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc. [Book & companion CD’s]



Book Chapters

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2014). “Body Mapping: Enhancing Voice Performance through Somatic Pedagogy.” In S. Harrison & J. O’Bryan (eds.), Teaching Singing in the 21st Century. Australia: Springer Publications. [Invited book chapter]

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2007).  “Enhancing Musical Performance through Somatic Pedagogy: An introduction to Body Mapping for Choral Directors.”  In H. J. Buchanan & M. W. Mehaffey (Eds.), Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 2.  (pp. 111 – 131).  Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc.



DVD/Video

  • Jordan, J. M. & Buchanan, H. J.  (2004). Evoking Sound: Body Mapping Principles & Basic Conducting Technique (DVD). Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc. [Video released 2002]

 


Articles, Reports & Other Publications


Journal, Magazine & other Published Articles

  • Buchanan, H.J. & Hays, T. (2014).  The Influence of Body Mapping on Student Musicians’ Performance Experiences. “R”  International Journal of Education & the Arts, Vol. 15, No. 7, http://www.ijea.org/v15n7/  [August 8, 2014 publication. Refereed article.]

 

  • Buchanan, H.J. (Winter 2012-13). An Introduction to Body Mapping for Musicians. Maryland Music Educator, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp.38 – 41. [Invited article]

 

  • Buchanan, H.J. (2009).  Seeing the learning experience through the eyes of Susan, Tyler and Vance:  Body Mapping research case studies. “R” 4th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference.  [August 2009 publication.  Peer reviewed].

 

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2007).  An Introduction to Body Mapping.  Australian Clarinet & Saxophone.  [June publication – hard copy mailed from Australia.  Reprint of Flute Focus article]

 

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2007). An Introduction to Body Mapping.  Flute Focus, Issue 10, pp. 14 - 18 [Invited article]

 

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2005). An Introduction to Body Mapping: Enhancing Musical Performance through Somatic Pedagogy.  Choral Journal, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 95 – 101. [Invited article]

 

 PhD Thesis

  • Buchanan, H.J. (Dec 2010). Body Mapping: Self-reflective Views of Student Musicians. University of New England, Australia.

 

Published Scores (Choral Octavos)

  • Mehaffey, M. W. & Buchanan, H. J. (Eds.). (2009)  Calme des nuits.  Camille Saint-Saëns. Chicago, IL:  GIA Publications, Inc. 
  • Mehaffey, M. W. & Buchanan, H. J. (Eds.). (2007)  Verbum caro factum est.  Hans Leo Hassler.  Chicago, IL:  GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Mehaffey, M. W. & Buchanan, H. J. (Eds.). (2007)  Die mit Tränen säen.  Heinrich Schütz. Chicago, IL:  GIA Publications, Inc.

 

Research Guide Analyses

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2007).  “Past Life Melodies.”  In H. J. Buchanan & M. W. Mehaffey (Eds.), Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 2.  (pp. 393 – 402).  Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc.

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2007).  “A Spotless Rose.”  In H. J. Buchanan & M. W. Mehaffey (Eds.), Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 2.  (pp. 499 - 504).  Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc.

 

Postscript Essay

  • Buchanan, H. J. (1999).   The Musician’s Soul: New Journey.  In J. M. Jordan, The Musician’s Soul (pp. 154 – 159).  Chicago, IL:  GIA Publications, Inc.

 

Book Reviews

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2005).  Teaching Music through Performance in Choir for Canticum Novum, March 2005, 14 – 15.

  • Buchanan, H. J. (2004).  Body Mapping Book Reviews [Review of the books How to Learn the Alexander Technique: A manual for students and What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body]. Canticum Novum, Spring 2004, 16 – 17.