Nancy S. Ypma, D.Mus.

Nancy YpmaProfessor of Music

Chair of Division of Visual and Performing Arts

Office: Hettenhausen Center for the Arts (Hett) 1112

Phone: (618) 537-6922

Email: nypma@mckendree.edu


Education


D.Mus., Northwestern University

M.Mus., Northwestern University

B.A., Music, U.C.L.A.


About Nancy


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.


Scholarly Interests


Music History

Church Music History

Musical Theatre History


Awards


Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, 1991

Outstanding Service Award (McKendree), 1993

William Norman Grandy Faculty Award, 2000


Memberships


The College Music Society National Committee on Academic Leadership and Administration

American Guild of Organists, St. Louis Chapter


Other Activities


Concert Organist

Organist and Music Director at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville


Hobbies


Gardening

Tennis

Swimming

Reading

Traveling