Heather Williams Potter, Artistic Director of the Charlotte Children’s Choir of
Community School of the Arts, holds degrees in music education and choral conducting
from Furman University, Arizona State University, and the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro. Additionally, she has completed Level III in the Choral Music Experience
certification course and holds Choristers Guild Children’s Choir Leadership certification.
Dr. Potter has trained singers in the middle school, high school, and college classroom,
and she has taught music education methods courses for undergraduates.
In addition to her work with the Charlotte Children’s Choir, Dr. Potter serves as the
Director of Music with primary responsibility for children at First Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina. In this role, she works weekly with
kindergarten through fifth grade children. As an active clinician, Dr. Potter frequently
conducts treble ensembles for music conferences, festivals, and honor choirs. She is often
invited by churches and organizations to provide training for children’s choir directors
and volunteers. She has published articles relating to training young voices and
developing choral programs in churches, and she recently completed the introduction for Of Primary Importance, volume III published by Choristers Guild.
Dr. Potter is immediate Past-President of the Choristers Guild National Board and serves on the advisory board for the Choristers Guild Institute. She has served ACDA as the North Carolina and the Southern Division R&S Chair for Children and Youth Community Choirs. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Kenney,
and their children Syl and Calvin.