Hebe de Champeaux was born in the Netherlands, and was raised in the USA. She received her Bachelors of Music in violin performance (Cum Laude) from San Francisco State University, and her Masters of Music in instrumental conducting from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Bachelors of Music in choral conducting from the Amsterdam Conservatory. During her studies at Indiana University, she was named Graduate Assistant Conductor for the IU Opera Theater season 2004-2005, assisting the productions of Tosca, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Magic Flute, Cenerentola, and La Bohème.
She studied orchestral direction under Imre Pallo, Thomas Baldner, Yair Samet, and choral direction under Jos Vermunt and Jos van Veldhoven. She studied voice at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Hein Meens and Pierre Mak, and continued to take private voice lessons at the studio of James McCray in Den Haag.
In 2007, Hebe won the Jury’s Prize at the Bela Bartok International Opera Conducting Competition, and in 2009 received recognition of honorable mention for the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship for women conductors. She worked as at the Edward Said Conservatory of Music from 2006-2007 as conductor of the orchestras and conductor of the Jerusalem Choir.
Hebe conducts various choirs and orchestras in the Netherlands and is pedagogically active giving masterclasses in conducting at Bureau Huismuziek and the Muziekpakhuis in Amsterdam. She also has a small violin studio and children’s choir in Amsterdam Noord.