Welcome to HCCA's new directors for the 2019-2020 Season!
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.
Dr. Michael Weinberg joins HCCA this season as Associate Artistic Director.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Dr. Weinberg is a versatile conductor, singer, and teacher based in Huntsville, AL. He previously served as Artistic Director of the Steel City Men’s Chorus in Birmingham, AL. He has appeared with numerous professional organizations, including the Oregon Bach Festival and Washington National Opera, and has performed in many prestigious venues across the United States and Europe. He made his solo debut in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in 2014 with the Yale Schola Cantorum under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki.
Equally passionate about teaching as well as performing, Dr. Weinberg currently serves as Director of Choirs at the Randolph School in Huntsville, and has also led numerous collegiate and high school ensembles in the DC area, Philadelphia, New Haven, and Boston. His conducting teachers include Marguerite Brooks, Jeffrey Douma, David Hill, Paul Rardin, Thea Kano, and Leo Nestor.
He holds a B.M. summa cum laude in vocal performance from The Catholic University of America, an M.M. in choral conducting from Temple University, and a D.M.A. in choral conducting from Yale University.
Mr. Stacy Daniels joins the HCCA artistic staff as the director of the Treble Chorale, a singing group for grades 6 - 8.
He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Vocal Performance from University of Montevallo and is currently studying for a Master of Music Education/Choral Conducting with Florida State University.
Currently Mr. Daniels is the Choral Director for Buckhorn Middle and High Schools in New Market and is the Director of Children’s & Youth Choirs at Huntsville First United Methodist Church in Huntsville.