Allyss Haecker

Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Choral and Vocal Studies Music

Dr. Allyss Haecker is currently the Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Emory & Henry College where she directs the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir and teaches voice, conducting, choral methods, music theory.


  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    D.M.A., Choral Conducting and Literature
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    M.Music, Choral Conducting
  • Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
    B.M.Ed., Choral Music Education


Dr. Haecker is also an active soloist having performed Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Bach’s Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Hor mein Bitten, Haydn’sCreation, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Faure’s Requiem, Haydn’s Missa brevis Joannis de Deo. Dr. Haecker’s operatic and musical theater performances include Montreverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Verdi’s La Forza del DestinoLa Traviata and Il Trovatore, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Offenbach’s Les contesd’Hoffman, Delibes’ Lakme, Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and Miranda’s In The Heights.

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Professional Experience

Dr. Haecker formerly served as the Director of Vocal Studies at Newberry College (SC) and at the National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. Previously, she taught choral music in the Fenton Area Public Schools (MI) and was the Artistic Director of the Saginaw Youth Chorale (MI). For fourteen years, Dr. Haecker has served on the vocal and conducting faculty of the Performing Arts Institute, a summer festival for students of music, dance, and theater. 

As a recipient of the T. Anne Cleary International Research Fellowship in 2009, Dr. Haecker lived, studied, and performed throughout South Africa. Dr. Haecker is a frequent clinician and guest conductor for district, state, and regional choral festivals and has served on the South Carolina ACDA Board of Directors.

Contact Info

P.O. Box 947
Emory, VA 24327