Felipe M. L. Gasper
conductor/singer

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Biography

In his “other” life as a professional musician, Felipe M. L. Gasper is an accomplished conductor and singer whose interests span all genres of art music.

He has conducted choral and instrumental ensembles in professional, collegiate, high school, middle school, elementary, and religious settings and has led performances of major choral works and stage works in the United States and in Europe.

As a singer Felipe has made solo appearances with the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, UI Opera, CCM Chamber Choir, Houston Chamber Choir, and major liturgies of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. His major stage credits include Capulet in Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” and Archibald in Simon’s “The Secret Garden”. He has also earned acclaim for his interpretations of the Bach solo repertoire.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance and in choral music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he founded and directed a choir at St. John’s Catholic Chapel, as well as a Master of Music in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He has prepared and conducted major choral works such as Arvo Pärt’s Passio Domini Nostri Iesu Christi secundum Ioannem, M. A. Charpentier’s Te Deum (H. 146), and two church cantatas of J. S. Bach. He currently directs music at Annunciation Catholic Church and sings in Houston Chamber Choir.

Felipe has studied and sung with many well-known and esteemed musicians, including Dale Warland, James Levine, Eric Whitacre, Don McCullough, Reinbert de Leeuw, Harry Christophers, Tom Hall, and Stephen Darlington.

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