Duck & Cover Acapella Group with James Heffel, Director
Friday night was hopping at St. George’s Episcopal Church as COM’s Acapella group, directed by and also performing with, Dr. James Heffel performed show tunes, James Taylor tunes and the Star Spangled Banner to start the show off with a bang! Also performing was the Mainland Chorale who performed showtunes and classical pieces as well.
Dr. James Heffel is director of vocal arts activities at College of the Mainland in Texas City, where he directs all choirs and teaches voice and academic music courses. Joining the faculty in 1990, Dr. Heffel has been selected as “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” and has been a finalist for the award on several occasions. He has directed choirs that have appeared in many local and regional concert venues, and international tours include Italy, Germany, Austria and Ireland.
Dr. Heffel holds degrees in voice performance from Kansas State University, Arizona State University and the University of Houston. An active soloist, he has appeared on the operatic and concert stage across the United States and is frequently engaged as a clinician and adjudicator for choral and solo vocal events.