Randall Hoepker, Music Director
Randall Hoepker, has commissioned over 25 works by composers in the USA, Canada, England, Netherlands and Japan, as well as conducted numerous other world and American premieres. His interpretations have earned praise from composers Jun Nagao (Japan), Jeremy Beck (USA), Bernard Van Beurden (Netherlands), Bart Picqueur (Belgium), and many others. He has led ensemble performance tours and conducted ensembles in Japan, China, Mexico and Europe, and is the founder and former director of the Central Iowa Youth Band. Mr. Hoepker holds master’s degrees in Wind Conducting and Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa. His primary conducting teacher is Ronald Johnson, with additional study with Timothy Reynish and Mark Heron of the Royal Northern College of Music. He is currently Music Director of the Colorado Brass, Director of Instrumental Music at Vista PEAK Preparatory High School in Aurora, Colorado and is bassist with the Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Jazz Ensemble.