With over 18 million views and nearly 200,000 subscribers, Tiffin University senior Heather Traska has attracted a massive online following of her a cappella videos. Traska has spent four years completing her undergraduate degree in Professional Music at Tiffin University; and, as a culmination of her studies, she will perform an outdoor concert benefiting The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 7:30 p.m. on April 23, in Tiffin University’s Courtyard (center of campus), 155 Miami Street, Tiffin, OH 44883. In the event of bad weather, the performance will be held in Osceola Theatre, located inside of TU’s Gillmor Student Center.

For the first time, TRASKA will perform various medleys and covers from her channel live, as well as incorporating new, exciting material. The concert will be filmed and featured on Traska’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/heathertraska .

Accompanying Traska are TU students Rachel Chiles (piano), CJ Thompson (drums), Shavonta Wilson (vocals), Kayla Porter (vocals), Layla Pollock (vocals), as well as Tiffin University alum Cole Jenkins (guitar), and TU instructor/Director of Commercial Instrumental Music Nathan Santos (bass).

Infusing complex vocal arrangements, intricate makeup designs, self-made costumes, and elaborate video editing into one neat package, her videos provide a unique flavor to the YouTube community. Throughout her studies at TU she has continued to create videos on her YouTube channel, several of which now have millions of views. Her goal is to inspire and encourage through music and art.

For more information or donation to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, contact [email protected].

Staff report