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
Travis Angel has 40 years of choral conducting experience before coming to Texas A&M University to become the Interim Assistant Director of Choral Activities. Mr. Angel has a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts in Conducting from West Texas State University. He has studied and collaborated with conductors Hugh Sanders, Eph Ely, Paul Salamunovich, Bev Hensen, and Rene Clausen. Mr. Angel taught in Texas Public Schools at the High School level where his choirs earned numerous awards for their performances. He retired from teaching in 2015 but still remains active in mentoring teachers, serving as clinician for choirs, adjudicating contests and serving as Minister of Music at Christ’s Way Baptist Church. Memberships include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors.
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.
Administrative Coordinator II
Ms. Elizabeth Lindan joined Choral Activities in August of 2017. She loves singing and has grown up singing in church choirs. A 1982 graduate of Texas A&M, Ms. Lindan earned a B.S. degree in Agronomy. She worked as a greenhouse supervisor upon graduation. In 1998 she received a teaching certificate from Texas A&M and taught for 14 years. More recently she has been the music assistant, for several years, at a church in Bryan. She has two grown children who are also graduates of Texas A&M: a son who was a Singing Cadet and a daughter who was a member of Women’s Chorus. Ms. Lindan is excited to be at Texas A&M and is looking forward to many years with Music Activities. She lives with her husband, Barry, in College Station.
Contact Information for the University Choirs
College Station, TX 77843-1473