Nancy S. Ypma, D.Mus.
Professor of Music
Director of the Music Department
Chair of Division of Visual and Performing Arts
Office: Hett 1112
Phone: (618) 537-6922
D.Mus., Northwestern University
M.Mus., Northwestern University
B.A., Music, U.C.L.A.
Nancy S. Ypma joined the McKendree faculty in the fall of 1988. As a professor of music, her responsibilities include conducting the Concert Choir, teaching applied organ lessons and teaching courses in music history, church music, musical theater and conducting. As Director of the Music Department, she has been instrumental in overseeing the growth of the department, the addition of several new degrees, and the recruitment of new faculty. As a concert organist, she continues to perform regularly throughout the Midwest, give master classes, and serve as an adjudicator for competitions. In addition to her responsibilities at McKendree, Ypma is also organist and music director at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Belleville, Illinois.
Church Music History
Musical Theatre History
Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, 1991
Outstanding Service Award (McKendree), 1993
William Norman Grandy Faculty Award, 2000
The College Music Society National Committee on Academic Leadership and Administration
American Guild of Organists, St. Louis Chapter
Organist and Music Director at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville