Jonathan Kopplin


I am thrilled and honored to serve as the ICDA Repertoire & Standards Ethnic-Multicultural Chair. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and have lived in the USA since 2001. I have worked abroad with professional and university ensembles during the last ten years. I hope to succeed in sharing my international perspective with all those who visit this site. Performing music from other cultures, time periods, and styles enriches our life by enhancing our appreciation of diversity in the world. In doing so, we also appreciate our own culture in a new way. In addition, multicultural repertoire offers wonderful opportunities for growth of our ensembles’ technical and artistic skills. Please feel free to contact me for inquiries regarding multicultural repertoire as well as for your suggestions on information to be added to this site.

I am Director of Choral Studies at Graceland University, where I conduct Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Oratorio Chorus. In Graceland University, I have taught conducting, fundamentals of music, music history and music theory courses. Some of my choral compositions are published by GCC Ediciones from Argentina, and by InDiCCExt from Spain.
Thank you for your visit. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Leonardo C. Lebas
Multicultural and Ethnic Perspectives R&S Chair

The list below is a work-in-progress compilation of information about resources on ethnic-multicultural repertoire. Some of these links offer several links to other equally valuable resources. Enjoy!

South Central Fall Mailing New 2013 2012 Reading Session Document

South Central Fall Mailing New 2013 2013 Reading Session Document

South Central Fall Mailing New 2013 Five Hebrew Love Songs Word by Word Translations

South Central Fall Mailing New 2013 Texts and Translations Handout

ACDA Ethnic & Multicultural Perspectives:
This link provides excellent resources for multicultural study.


As explained in ¡Cantaré! website: ¡Cantaré!is a unique program designed to bring the talents of composers from Mexico directly into Minnesota classrooms.” This website provides rich information about Philip Brunelle’s ¡Cantaré! project. Through this website you can view perusal scores online, listen to the provided mp3, and purchase scores in PDF version. For more information on this project read Bruce W. Becker’s article “¡Cantaré!Explores Music of Mexican Choral Composers in Minnesota Classrooms” in Choral Journal, June & July 2011.


Ediciones GCC:
Ediciones GCC is an excellent Argentinean publishing company devoted mostly to Argentinean choral music. Their online catalog includes samples of scores and recordings. Unfortunately, no English version of the website is available yet. Please feel free to contact me in case you have any questions about this site, or contact them directly in English.

Santa Barbara:

Suzanne Tiemstra:
As Suzanne Tiemstra states in her website: This web site is a work-in-progress compilation of information about choral music by Latin American composers from 1550 to the present....On this web site you will find information about many kinds of choral music. Most, but not all of it relates to "art music" rather than world or folk music. Original compositions and arrangements are included.