Director – David L. Kipp
David L. Kipp is in his 29th year as Director of Choral Activities and the thirteenth director of the Texas A&M University Singing Cadets. Kipp uses his experience in musical theater, voice, and choral direction to help the Singing Cadets perfect music for its seventy-plus concerts each year.
In addition to directing the Singing Cadets at Texas A&M University, Kipp is the Director of Choral Activities. Choral Activities also includes the Century Singers (male and female chorus) and the Women’s Chorus (all-female chorus). He has been Director of Music for many churches in Texas and has presented numerous personal concerts.
For Mr. Kipp’s full biography, please click here.
Accompanist – Bryce Reed
Bryce Reed is in his fifth year as the pianist of the Texas A&M University Singing Cadets. He accompanies the Singing Cadets for all rehearsals, concerts, and tours, and provides technological, photographic, and videographic support to Music Activities.
Mr. Reed received his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Baylor University in 2016. He was a member of the Baylor University Men’s Choir under the direction of Dr. Randall Bradley for seven years beginning in 2012, an officer of the group from 2015 to 2019, and the accompanist for the Men’s Choir from 2016 to 2019. During his tenure as accompanist, Mr. Reed toured twice a year with the choir, including performances at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Southwest Conference in 2018 and the ACDA National Conference in 2019 in Kansas City. He also traveled internationally with the group and the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor on seven mission trips and served on the leadership teams for those to Kenya in 2017 and 2019 and Malaysia in 2018.
Mr. Reed has also worked both as the music director for St. Francis Episcopal Church in College Station, Texas, and the accompanist for the Brazos Valley Chorale, a local community choir, since 2021. He continues to freelance in photography and videography, with a focus on college students and the arts.
Administrative Coordinator – Amanda Hand ’98
Amanda joined Choral Activities after a 20-year career as a mental health therapist and non-profit management professional. She has a degree in Psychology from Texas A&M as well as Master’s degrees from Michigan State and Regis University in Counseling and Nonprofit Management, respectively. A former Women’s Chorus member and lifelong Aggie, Amanda jumped at the opportunity to work with the fantastic Aggie choirs. She enjoys her daily interactions with the students and can often be found sitting in on rehearsals and singing with the sopranos. She spent the first half of her life on stage doing musical theater and dance, and loves to be surrounded by beautiful music.
Amanda and her husband live in College Station with their two fabulous sons. The daughter of two Aggies, John Young ’66, former Ross Volunteer and A&M Vet School grad, and Sissy ’70, and sister to Bill ’94, she loves to watch Aggie football with her dad and drive around Aggieland on gameday completely decked out in maroon. Her door is always open and she welcomes you to stop by and say Howdy.