Mission Statement:

HCCA provides impactful choral and theatrical experiences to current and future artists and audiences of all ages
while enriching North Alabama’s Tennessee Valley community through education and community outreach.

 Organizational Values:

Promoting Community Impact our community in meaningful ways by promoting the sense of unity that the arts can create when people come together to rehearse, perform, hear and experience a concert or show
Fostering Inclusiveness Make singing accessible to all, using music as a bridge across all social differences through diverse choral and musical theater repertoires
Pursuing Quality Pursue high standards of musical expression by maintaining a high level of excellence in musicianship within a supportive environment that acknowledges the discipline needed to learn and perform choral and musical theater works
Cultivating Musical Skills Provide the environment for musical growth, personal fulfillment, and fellowship in a vibrant and welcoming community of singers by developing musical skills in a fun, non-threatening, educational environment









 HCCA Officers

  • President, Carolyn Smith
  • 1st Vice President, Charles Roberts
  • 2nd Vice President, Rachael Damiani
  • Treasurer, Rachel Burkholder
  • Recording Secretary, Ginny Fichten


HCCA Board of Directors

Becky England  Janet Bentley Clint Hughes
Beverly Ketchum Micki Lighthall Steve Peters
Kenisha Phillips Michelle Roberts Marie Sexton
Scott Trites Jeff Wilson Kathryn Witherow
Jim Zielinski    


HCCA Staff / Ex Officio Board Members

  • Dr. Ian Loeppky, Artistic Director/Principal Conductor
  • Billy Orton, Emeritus Artistic Director
  • Dr. Michael Weinberg, Associate Artistic Director/Chamber Chorale Director
  • Dr. Eric Wilson, Principal Accompanist
  • Shelli Rimes, Youth Chorale Director
  • Meleah Shrout, Youth Chorale Collaborative Accompanist
  • Stacy Daniels, Treble Chorale Director
  • Michelle West, Treble Chorale Accompanist
  • Lea Hoppe, Children's Chorale Director
  • Matt Sloma, Children's Chorale Accompanist
  • Sally Martin Priester, Administrative Director


HCCA Auxiliary Support Group

Lucy Gross Bob Gustafson John Hancock
Elaine Hubbard Dean Hudson Hattie Hughes
Rick Lighthall Bill Lloyd Linda Mixon
Patricia Morefield Lynda G. Nelson Linda C. Smith
Cheryl Steely Kevin Wade Ed Yanchak
Jean Yanchak    


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