Heidi is thrilled to join the staff of the Bellevue Youth Choirs and share her love of choral music. As the music specialist for Millennium Elementary in Kent since 2006, Heidi teaches kindergarten through sixth grade as well as a before-school choir using the Kodály philosophy. Heidi has studied with Dr. Christopher Roberts, Dr. Rita Klinger and Nyssa Brown in pursuing her Kodály certification and serves on the board as Secretary for Northwest Kodály Educators. In 2013, she received her Masters of Arts in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where she also studied choral repertoire and conducting with Dr. Angela Broeker and Dan LeJeune. In 2012, Heidi was named the Green River Music Region's Music Teacher of the Year. Heidi sang in the alto section of the Seattle Symphony Chorale for the 2012-2013 season. In addition to a love of singing, Heidi plays woodwinds in local pit orchestras.
"Mrs. Mcilroy is fantastic!! She has such a passion for teaching music to children!"