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Meet Dr. Ian Aipperspach

"For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Isaiah 54:10 RSV

Dr. Ian Aipperspach, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Theatre of the School of Communication and Performing Arts, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts-Music in Choral Conducting and a Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Tech University, a Master of Music in Conducting and Organ Performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Science in Music Ministries and a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Organ) from John Brown University, and Associate of Arts degrees in Music Education-Instrumental (Piano) and History from Del Mar College. Additionally, Aipperspach serves as Assistant Organist at Christ Church Episcopal, Tyler, TX.

As a collaborative artist, performer, and conductor, he has performed across the United States, Australia, Northern Ireland, and Italy. He previously served as an adjunct on the faculties of South Plains College, Lubbock Christian University, and Panola College. Professionally, he has served as Artistic Director of the Carlsbad (NM) Chorale, Conductor of Midland-Odessa Symphony Chorale, and Pit Conductor/Music Director for Lubbock Moonlight Musicals.

Dr. Aipperspach’s research area focuses on the music of the Moravian Church in the 19th Century, and he works with the Moravian Music Foundation to promote and preserve its musical heritage. He is published through the Moravian Music Foundation Star Anthem Series, American Choral Directors Association, and the American Musicological Society – Southwest Chapter.

He lives Marshall with his wife, Candice, Vocal Coordinator and Associate Professor of Music at ETBU.

Dr. Aipperspach believes in the idea to preach the Gospel at all times, use words if necessary. He seeks to show the love of God through his teaching and by the way he lives all with a new song of grace.