Andrew Clark, Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University, has announced changes in organizational structure for the Holden Choruses, comprising the Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus.
Beginning in academic year 2012-13, the Glee Club, Choral Society and Collegium Musicum will each have its own dedicated Resident Conductor who will maintain approximately one-third of the leadership of his or her respective ensemble, with Clark maintaining two-thirds of the leadership.
Resident Conductor of the Harvard Glee Club Harris Ipock comes to Harvard from the Eastman School of Music, where he is currently completing a doctoral degree in a program that typically selects one applicant each year. Recently, he has served on the faculty of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and has guest-conducted performances with the Virginia Chorale and Voices. An active baritone soloist and chorister, Ipock appears regularly with ensembles throughout North America and performed numerous professional operatic roles. He holds degrees in vocal performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in choral conducting from East Carolina University, where he studied with Daniel Bara. Ipock has worked for over ten years in church music and has participated in conducting workshops with Anton Armstrong, Joseph Flummerfelt, Simon Carrington, and Dale Warland. In addition to his responsibilities with the Glee Club, Ipock will join the faculty of the Holden Voice Program this fall.