Lois Brownsey (Heckman) grew up in Philadelphia, where she attended Temple University, studied at the Guitar Workshop and was active in musical theatre.
She and Marti Lunn Lantz, her writing partner of many years, have several popular choral works published with Alfred, including “Winter’s Frost,” “Japanese Snow Song,” “The Colors of Winter,” “Deedle Deedle Dai,” and “Santa Mash-Up.” They also have several popular song collections, such as Celebrations around the World, The Wonders of the Earth, and Inventions Rock.
Together they specialize in multi-cultural music and seasonal compositions. Lois has also written and sung jingles for clients such as AT&T, GMC Truck Dealers and Optical Data Corporation. She has also co-written with Sally K. Albrecht (Light the Candles, Celebrate the Feast of Lights).
Lois was active playing in clubs and concerts from 1973 until retiring from live performance in 1997. She has sung, played bass, written and performed in pop, rock and blues bands in the USA and abroad.
She presently lives in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where she is a Celebrant, and active in the political and arts community. Lois and her husband, recording engineer Kent Heckman, own and operate Red Rock recording Studios, where many Alfred projects are recorded.