Dr. IAN LOEPPKY
Dr. Ian Loeppky assumes the role of Artistic Director, having been with HCCA for the last two seasons as Associate Artistic Director.
Originally from Winnipeg, Dr. Loeppky has been Professor and Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Alabama since the fall of 2003.
He studied at University of Manitoba, University of Minnesota, and College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He has also studied with Helmuth Rilling, Dale Warland, Frieder Bernius, Martin Isepp, Charles Bruffy, and Bobby McFerrin.
Dr. Loeppky directs the two elite choral ensembles at UNA and teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting, choral techniques, world music, and graduate choral literature.
In addition, he is founder of the Florence Camerata, Artistic Director of KIConcerts biennial Voices United international festival, and is a frequent contributor to the ACDA Choral Journal and Anacrusis.
Dr. Loeppky's works are published by Kelman Music Press, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, UNC Jazz Press, and Carl Fischer. Under his direction, the UNA Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble sing regularly at local and regional concerts, festivals, and conferences.