Department of Music & Theatre
Dr. Ian Loeppky
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Ian Loeppky has been an Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Alabama since the fall of 2003. His studies began at the University of Manitoba, continued at the University of Minnesota with Kathy Romey, and finished at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati with Earl Rivers and Stephen Coker. He has also studied with Helmuth Rilling, Dale Warland, Frieder Bernius, Martin Isepp, Charles Bruffy, and Bobby McFerrin. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Convention, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the Alabama Vocal Association, the International Federation for Choral Music, Chorus America, Phi Mu Alpha, and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is currently the editor for the Alabama Reprise (the semi-annual publication of the Alabama chapter of ACDA).Loeppky has worked as a singer, scholar, conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and arranger in Canada, the United States, and Portugal. He directs all three choral ensembles at UNA and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting, choral techniques, graduate choral literature, and Music in World Cultures. In addition, he directs the choir at Trinity Episcopal Church in Florence, is founder and artistic director of Florence Camerata, and is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the region and internationally. He is a frequent contributor to the Choral Journal and the Alabama Reprise, and this spring appeared as a guest conductor with the Madison Honor Choir Girls Chorus, the Mississippi GirlChoir, and the Huntsville Master Chorale. Most recently, he had the privilege of sharing the podium with Dr. Elroy Friesen in concert with their Alma Mater choir, the University of Manitoba Singers.