Heise comes to Moultonboro United Methodist from New Jersey where for
the past 12 years he was organist and choir director at the
Hillsborough Reformed Church in Millstone. Previously, he held the
same position at St. James R.C. Church in Pennington, NJ. Joe studied
organ and harpsichord with noted early music interpreter Gavin Black
at the Westminster Conservatory. He also has been a voice student of
Jane Olian, Kevin Deas and George Gray. Joe has sung bass with
Princeton Pro-Musica, the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia and the
Philadelphia Singers Chorale (resident chorus of the Philadelphia.
Orchestra). In 1994 he co-founded Mostly Motets, a 16 voice a
cappella group focusing on early and modern music.
Heise's other professional life centered around computer
programming and system design, using the APL2 programming language.
He worked on critical systems for Lockheed, Intel, Johnson &
Higgins and lastly, Mobil Oil Corp., taking early retirement in 2001.
Before programming, Joe was a Ph. D. candidate in mathematics at the
University of California at Santa Cruz.
he's not pursuing various musical interests, Joe, his wife Mary
Edith and dog Kramer enjoy kayaking on New Hampshire's beautiful
lakes. Joe also enjoys chess, scuba diving and philosophy.
Construction of their new home in Campton, NH should be complete by
the end of September, 2005.
Joe's Email: email@example.com