Saxophonist, educator and composer Harvey E.A. Lockhart is the Founder, Executive and Artistic Director for “HEAL Center for the Arts,” Director and Founder of the Sheldon Concert Hall’s “North County Big Band,” and Director of Music Programs at “Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory School.” He was the 2017 Art Educator of the Year (Arts and Education Council, St. Louis, MO.). He is also a 2019 Artist Fellow (Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO). Lockhart Performs regularly with his quintet “the Collective”.
He has been passionate about teaching, performance and mentoring since 2000 in the public and private sectors. He rebuilt the music program in North St. Louis by revitalizing the band program from 10 to 60 students, re-establishing concert, marching and jazz bands. He also built an inventory of over 80 new and used instruments.
Harvey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Florida A&M University, and a Masters of Music degree in music performance with emphasis in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University. He is also a research author for the Second Edition of “Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz” by Ronald Carter via GIA Publications.
As the Director of Music Programs at Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory School, Lockhart is establishing an aggressive instrumental music program. Lockhart aspires to mentor his students to be the next great leaders and innovators of tomorrow.