Bill Loper is currently serving in his ninth year as Artistic Director of Harmony, and eleventh year being involved with GALA Choruses. A “semi-retired” music educator, he hold degrees from The University of Kentucky and The University of Tennessee (Chattanooga). He taught music at Evergreen High School for twenty three years, where, in 2005, the Bill Loper Performing Arts Scholarship was established. Bill also has received the KCNC Teacher Who Makes a Difference (1988) and the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education (1995). Most recently he performed as Man in Chair in “The Drowsy Chaperone” with Conifer Stage Door Theater. Bill is honored and thrilled to be involved with Harmony, as we continue singing our mission!
John received his education in vocal performance at New England Conservatory in Boston and opera studies at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. While living in Boston, he was a member of the Opera Company of Boston, singing in productions of Bernstein’s Mass, Cherubini’s Medea, Puccini’s La Boheme, Schedrin’s Dead Souls (in Russian), and Verdi’s Aida and La Traviata. In Boston, New York City and Denver, John has worked as a music director, organist and tenor soloist for a number of churches and synagogues. At Boulder’s Dinner Theater, he has performed in My Fair Lady, Camelot, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Phantom, and most recently The Music Man. Also at BDT he has played keyboards in the orchestra for productions of Cats, The Wizard of Oz and The King and I. He is currently organist at Glory of God Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge, and sings with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir. John also has a private studio, teaching voice, piano and music theory lessons.
John joined Harmony in 2003 as a tenor and became principal accompanist in the fall of 2005. He cherishes working with this loving, talented and energetic group! He is also grateful to Harmony for bringing him Jim.