Lonnie Hevia has been an adjunct music theory faculty member at Towson University since the Spring of 2009. He has taught Music Theory II, III, and IV, Musicianship I, II, and III, and also Choral and Instrumental Arranging.
Originally from Miami, Fla., Lonnie attended the Florida State University School of Music from 1994 to 2001 where he earned his bachelor’s degree (awarded summa cum laude) and his master’s degree, both in composition. He studied primarily with professor emeritus, John Boda, but also briefly with Ladislav Kubik. His primary theory professor was Jane Piper Clendinning.
In 2006 he enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University where he earned a second master’s degree in music theory pedagogy. His thesis was “An Outline for a Course in the Analysis of Popular Music.”
Hevia is currently finishing the doctoral studies in composition at Peabody where he has studied with Nicholas Maw, Christopher Theofanidis, and, most recently, Michael Hersch. At Peabody he has received the Prix d’Été (second place) and the Randolph S. Rothschild Award in Composition. He won first place in the Virgina Carty DeLillo Competition, and has had his music performed by Daniel Gaisford, Miranda Cuckson, and The Peabody Camerata under the baton of Gene Young. He has presented music in master classes and has taken individual lessons with John Corigliano, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Libby Larsen, Chen Yi, and Christopher Rouse.