Harris Ipock joins the Harvard Glee Club as resident conductor after having completed his doctoral coursework at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied choral conducting with William Weinert. While at Eastman, he also served on the faculty of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he conducted the Colleges Community Chorus, and worked as organist and choir director at Lakeville United Church of Christ. He also taught beginning conducting courses at Eastman, and was a finalist for the 2012 Eastman TA Prize for teaching. His doctoral project features a modern transcription of a collection of five-voice motets by Tobias Michael, cantor at St. Thomas church in Leipzig from 1632 to 1657.
Dr. Ipock enjoys an active career as a soloist and professional chorister. He currently is a member of Conspirare, a five-time Grammy-nominated ensemble conducted by Craig Hella Johnson. He has also performed with Publick Musick, Voices, Virginia Chorale, Norfolk Chamber Consort, TodiSingers, and the North Carolina Symphony Baroque Choir. His recent credits as a soloist include Bach’s St. John Passion, Cantata 56 and 140, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Mozart’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah. His opera roles include Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, John Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul, Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and Cephale in Jacquet de la Guerre’s Cephale et Procris.
Dr. Ipock holds M.M. degrees in choral conducting and vocal perforamnce from East Carolina University, and B.M. and B.A. degrees in vocal performance and economics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.