Meet The Band Director
Heather Trutor grew up in Dummerston, VT and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Vermont (2005), and a Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music (2014). She studied clarinet with Steve Klimowski and Bonnie Campbell.
She has performed with many groups including the Vermont Symphonic Winds, the Vermont Wind Ensemble, the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra, the Green Mountain Mahler Festival, and numerous area pit orchestras. She has been a guest conductor for the District I music festival Concert Band in the winter of 2011, and the District II Middle School Band in Winter of 2012, and the District II High School Concert Band in the Winter of 2019. Mrs. Trutor received the Outstanding New Music Educator award from the VMEA in 2011/2012. She is an adjudicator for the Vermont All State Music Festival clarinet audition room, and is proud to serve as president of the Vermont Music Educators Association.
Before teaching at Essex High School, Mrs. Trutor taught for five years at Lamoille Union High School and Middle Schools. Prior to that she worked at Hunt Middle School in Burlington, VT for three years. 2018/2019 will be her twelfth year working in public education. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Trutor loves to read, hike, go antiquing, watch WWE, shop at J.Crew, play Skyrim, and be a good cat-mom to Nico the Cat.