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Music educator

Martha Elizabeth Heise, music educator. Grantee Grant for Arts Programming, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, 1999—2001; scholar Frank Puleo scholar, Oil City High School, 1989, D'Angelo School of Music scholar, Mercyhurst College, 1989-1993, Schubert Music and Literature Club, 1989.


Heise, Martha Elizabeth was born on November 24, 1971 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Philip Salvatore LaVerde, Charlotte Ann LaVerde.


Bachelor in Music Education, Mercyhurst College, 1993. Certified in special education, Edinboro University, 1997.


Music teacher Oil City School District, Oil City, Pennsylvania, since 1995. Vocal and piano instructor. Organist, pianist and soloist various churches, Oil City/Franklin, since 1985.

Mus director Holey Jeans Inc., Franklin/Oil City, since 1986. Assistant Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, Erie, 1992—1997. Stage and music director Franklin Civic Operetta Association/Barrow Civic Theater, Franklin, since 1998.

Chairman youth theater Franklin Civic Operetta Association, Franklin, 1998—pres.


In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.


Volunteer Oil City Chamber of Commerce, since 2000. Volunteer, committee member Trinity United Methodist Church, since 1989. Director choirs Seneca United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania, 1995—1997.

Organist Simpson United Methodist Church, Erie, 1994—1995. Pianist, organist Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1994—1995. Member of National Education Association, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Music Educators National Conference, Franklin Civic Operetta Association (secretary since 2000), HOLeY Jeans Inc.

(life; founder and director since 1996), National Federation Music Clubs.


  • Other Interests

    Music, theater, travel.


Married Michael John Heise, 2002.

Philip Salvatore LaVerde Heise

Michael John Heise