Costa Rica
Ian Loeppky
May 2019

Costa Rica 2019 with Ian Loeppky

Voices United in Costa Rica with Ian Loeppky - May 2019

Ian Loeppky

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Ian Loeppky has been 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 currently the editor for the Reprise (the semi-annual publication of the Alabama chapter of ACDA) and on the editorial board for Anacrusis, the journal of Choral Canada. 

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 choral conducting, choral techniques, world music, and graduate choral literature. In addition, he is founder and artistic director of Florence Camerata and is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the region and internationally. His works are published by Kelman Music Press, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and UNC Jazz Press. Under his direction, the UNA Chamber Choir has completed highly acclaimed tours of Costa Rica, Ireland, and Italy as part of the UNA Study Abroad program.