Choral Activities Staff
Director of Choral Activities
David L. Kipp is in his twentieth year as Director of Choral Activities and the thirteenth director of the Texas A&M University Singing Cadets. Kipp uses his experience in musical theater, voice, and choral direction to help the Singing Cadets perfect music for its seventy-plus concerts each year.
Assistant Director of Choral Activities
Eric Posada began his tenure as Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Texas A&M University in 2013 and currently serves as conductor of the Century Singers, A&M’s premiere mixed choir, and the Women’s Chorus. Recent conducting venues for Mr. Posada have consisted of performances in Germany and France, as well as, engagements in New York City.
Lead Music Accompanist
Holly Moore is originally from Cameron, Texas, and received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M in 1995. She is a classically trained pianist with more than twenty years of musical experience. In addition to her responsibilities with the Singing Cadets, Holly serves as the liaison for the Association of Former Singing Cadets.
Born in Setubal, a suburb of Lisbon, Portugal, Miguel Sousa began his musical studies in the Academy of Fine Arts Luisa Todi in his town. Between 2006 and 2007, he attended classes with Daniela Ignazzitto. In 2010, Miguel completed a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Evora University under Professors Elizabeth Allen and Antonio Rosado. Miguel has recently received a Masters degree in Piano Performance from Central Michigan University, where he was awarded a full graduate assistant scholarship.
In 2009, Miguel began building his name on a professional level by giving his first solo recital in Portugal. Since then, his desire to perform solo recitals has only intensified. He has since given recitals in Sweden, England, Italy, and in the USA. Miguel adds a special flavor into his recitals by speaking directly to the audience about the pieces he is performing and why they are significant not only to him, but also to the music world. He is able to verbally connect the audience to each of his pieces before performing. Miguel adds these explanations to his programs so that all of his listeners, musically trained and other will be able to fully appreciate the experience.
In addition to Miguel’s experience as a soloist, he has worked extensively as an accompanist. His accompanying experiences range from coaching beginning vocalists through advanced instrumentalists. Additionally he has worked with both small ensembles, such as a piano trio, and large ensembles as well. His large ensemble experience includes working with the Luisa Todi Choir in Portugal. Effectively, he has been involved in many accompanying recitals and competitions. Miguel has also advanced his musical skills by serving as a staff accompanist for various conservatories in Portugal.
Miguel currently serves as the accompanist for Texas A&M’s Century Singers and Women’s Chorus.
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Vickie Cook just celebrated her 20th anniversary at Texas A&M University. Vickie’s specific responsibilities in Choral Activities include all the administration of the office as well as concert booking and arrangements for the Texas A&M Singing Cadets, Century Singers, and Women’s Chorus.
Contact Information for the University Choirs
College Station, TX 77843-1473