Ian Aipperspach is currently serving as Acting Choral Director at South Plains College, Levelland, TX, while completing his Ph.D. in Fine Arts (Music) at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. With interests in choral studies and musicology, he is creating a critical edition of the unpublished choral music of the American-Moravian composer Ernst Immanuel Erbe (1854-1927).
At Texas Tech, Aipperspach served as the graduate assistant to the University Choir and Madrigals, aiding in preparations for performances of the University Choir at Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and its debut at Carnegie Hall. He is also an active church musician, having served churches in Arkansas, North Dakota, and Texas. He served as a past director of the Midland-Odessa (TX) Symphony Chorale and is on staff with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals.
Aipperspach holds undergraduate degrees in music from Del Mar College and John Brown University and a Master’s degree in Conducting and Organ Performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.