Ms. Huckleberry, instructor of oboe, graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she earned her B.M. and M.M. degrees in oboe performance. Her oboe studies were under the tutelage of Kathryn Greenbank (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) and Elizabeth Starr-Masoudnia (Philadelphia Orchestra).
Heather is currently the Co-founder and a member of The Dubuque Chamber Players, a professional chamber music group in Dubuque, Iowa. Additionally, she is on faculty at Clarke University and the University of Dubuque.
Ms. Huckleberry was Principal Oboe of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra for nine seasons and was a featured soloist on several occasions. Former orchestral posts include Principal Oboe of the Duluth-Superior Symphony and the Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. She furthered her oboe studies at the Aspen Music Festival, Pierre Monteux School, and at festivals in Quebec and Austria. She has also recorded a CD for Lifescapes Music featuring herself and members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.