Heather Cogswell, soprano, joined Consortium Carissimi in 2010. Heather has also sung with The Bach Society of Minnesota, The Rose Ensemble, and The Gregorian Singers. A native Minnesotan, Heather completed her undergraduate work in vocal performance and music education at Illinois Wesleyan University and her graduate degree in music education at The University of St. Thomas. In addition to performing, Heather has taught music to children in kindergarten through 12th grade and has also taught early childhood music to parents and their newborns up to age 5. Heather currently serves as the choir director and organist at Parkview United Church of Christ in White Bear Lake, MN. She is also a very busy mother of two small children.